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Last updated: 11th May 2016
By George Frideric Handel
Sunday 4th December at 4.30 pm
(Doors open 4.10 pm)
(Free for under 19s. )
We are again offering a performance of this Christmas treat with the Choir of All Saints Church Wokingham, the Gandolpho Players, and guest soloists. The performance will be conducted by Richard Smith. Christmas refreshments will again be available.
We are delighted that the Army Benevolent Fund has joined us this year in the promotion of the concert and the proceeds will be divided between the church and the Fund.
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Come and join us for our traditional teatime concert of seasonal music and carols on Saturday December 10th. The concert starts at 4.30, and is full of lovely Christmas music ranging from "Christmas at the Movies" to a beautiful piece based on English carols, specially written for Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra by John Whittaker. As in previous years, we'll be inviting budding young conductors to try their hand at keeping the orchestra under control for "Sleigh Ride"! Bring the family, join in with the carols, and start Christmas with this traditional concert in the beautiful setting of St John's Church, Waterloo Road.
Tickets are £10 for adults, free for accompanying children (under 16), and are available from Traveltime in Crowthorne High Street and Bookends in Peach Street, Wokingham, or you can book online by clicking on the image above.
This year we will be raising money for the work of the Church Army in the deprived housing estates in South East London. For most children Christmas is a joyful time and the Christmas holiday is keenly anticipated but for children living in extreme poverty or whose parents have problems with mental health or drug/ alcohol addiction, it can be a particularly distressing time of year. Often there is inadequate heating in the home and the children don't get the free breakfast and hot lunch they usually receive at school or at their state nursery.
The Church Army works really hard to provide needy families with food hampers and organise Christmas parties and presents for the children.
Please help by donating to our Giving tree, that will be in the entrance hall on Sunday 4th, 11th and 18th December.
The Missions Committee
Starting as soon as possible.
Honorarium payable based on RSCM recommendations
Small robed SATB adult choir and new junior choir following the RSCM ‘Voice for Life’ scheme.
Sunday Services at 10 am - mostly Sung Eucharist with a few All-Age Services. Choral Evensong once a term, extra Services at Christmas and Easter, Taizé Services twice a year (Advent and Lent).
Choir practices on Thursday evenings in term-time.
The organ is currently being refurbished.
Christmas is a difficult time for those in food need. Can you donate to Crowthorne Foodbank so that they can help those whose circumstance will make filling the Christmas table difficult?
They are particularly short of these items: Tinned Fruit, Tea Bags, Dried Pasta, UHT Milk, Breakfast Cereals, Nappies - all sizes, baby wipes, toiletries, cleaning products, washing up liquid, laundry tablets, toilet cleaner, bleach, anti-bacterial spray, hand wash, toothbrushes.
Perhaps you could also donate non-perishable Christmas items?
Thank you to all those who kindly donated their Harvest Festival food to Foodbank – it was very gratefully received. In September the foodbank provided 936 meals to 104 people.
There is a collecting box in the Church foyer.
Contact the Elderly have 2 Bracknell groups taking out to tea, isolated elderly people, one Sunday afternoon a month, 12 months a year. Our drivers collect their guests, take them to the tea party in a local host family home and return them home afterwards. They have vacancies for more guests. See www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk Contact Suzan Hyland, 0207 881 2361
Daily prayer intentions are distributed with St John's News with some prayers that might be used. The latest prayer list is attached.
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During December we will sell Fairtrade goods after the Sunday 8am and 10am services on the 4th and 18th. We have some special items that you could buy for Christmas such as Olive Oil and dates from Palestine.
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