Church Family News 28th Nov 2020

Hello all,

Not long to go now! Here’s what we’ve got planned over the next few weeks. A flyer with our Christmas service info is also attached to this email along with loads of other stuff that might be of interest.

Sunday Services

We’ll be back in the churches on the 6th, but in the meantime please join us on Zoom.

9.30am Benefice Service via Zoom
Meeting ID: 347 838 844

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Meeting ID: 347 838 844

Attached is a craft idea for children during the service. Sunday school will be continuing on Zoom after the 9.30am service.

7pm Benefice service via Zoom (same code as above) and live on Youtube

Youtube link:

Private Prayer at Church of the Saviour

During this lockdown Church of the Saviour will be open for private prayer on Mondays and Wednesday from 9am-10am.

A Call to Pray and Give Gift Day Sunday 6th December

We continue to pray as we approach our churches gift day on Sunday 6th December. The hope is that we can give to make up the financial shortfall for the year. All money we raise will go towards St. Bartholomew’s or Church of the Saviour.

We’re asking people, if possible, to give on top of their usual weekly giving. If you would like to contribute, you can do so in the following ways:

–   Bring cash or a cheque on the day. We will have special Gift Day envelopes available.

– Give via bank transfer using the reference GiftDay.

Church of the Saviour PCC: 08-92-99        65417078
St. Bartholomew’s PCC:       30-90-87        02181753

Toy Service – Sunday 6th December

The 6th  December is also our annual ‘Toy service.’ We’re asking people to donate new, unwrapped presents. These toys will be collected through the school or can be dropped off at church on the 6th. They will be collected by ‘Secret Santa’ after the service and given to families who need them in BwD.

To find out more, or to give financially to Secret Santa, follow this link:

Virtual Family Christmas Fair – 12th Dec

We’ll be having a Christmas Fair on zoom on Saturday 12th December, 10am-12pm. This will include Christmas sing-along; family games; costume competition; short quiz and a talent auction where you’ll be able to bid for people’s time and talents. A flyer is attached to this email. Please join us for some festive fun!!!

Would you be able to donate your time or talent for the auction? We already have offers of gutter cleaning, home-made Christmas cake, DIY services and ICT training. A document is attached with some more ideas. To offer your talents email

CAP Christmas Hampers

Thanks so much to all who have said they would donate for our CAP Hampers. Everything has been pledged. Woohoo! Please can items be dropped off during private prayer at Church of the Saviour; or to 1 Whelan Close (BB2 4FX) before 6th Dec; or during our church services on Sun 6th Dec.

You can check what you’ve said you’ll donate here:


Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.           Mark 8:25

Let’s pray that this Advent and Christmas, we see Jesus even more clearly.

God bless,


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