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FollowTheStar3Following the Star

If you have visited our page in A Church Near You, you will have seen that we are sharing in the Church of England's Christmas campaign #FollowThe Star. You will find a booklet in Church with 14 reflections in total, one for each day from Christmas Eve to the Epiphany. To find out more, or if you don't find a booklet, go to www.churchofengland.org/followthestar. Wherever you are this Christmas, you are invited to follow the star and to be with Jesus. You are welcome. You are deeply known and truly loved. Making Christmas real!

 

Successful Autumn Fair

The Autumn Fair on the 17th November was enjoyable, with a good number of people attending. A total of about £540 was raised for our refurbishment funds. Many thanks are due to all those who contributed in any way.

Changing pattern of services

Following a good deal of prayer and discussion, it has been decided to move away from the pattern of having a Benefice Service on the second Sunday of the month. We will still have a single service for the whole Benefice on the fifth Sunday, when this occurs. Services combining two or more churches may occur more frequently. In the case of Keyingham, our joint services with Ottringham have been particularly successful. In the long run, it is to be anticipated that more services will be led by lay people.