Everybody is welcome at one of our services over Christmas.
Please join us at somepoint over Christmas as we look forward to the arrival of Jesus. We have lots of different types of services and there should be something for everyone. Watch this space and facebook for what is coming up!
Welcome to the New Look St. Andrew’s!
We are delighted that our first Sunday worshipping back in our Church building should coincide with one of our largest events of the year, when so many members of the community come to observe our annual service of Remembrance.
We hope you like the changes! The builders have done a fantastic job carefully relocating memorials on the walls, lowering the font, widening and extending the chancel area, creating our newly accessible toilet and three useful rooms including a kitchen on the south side.
However, as you can see, it is not quite finished yet.
Storage units have to be finished together with electrical work, decorating and general finishing off and unpacking.
In the new year we aim to refurbish the tower room and upgrade the drive way and entrance. See page 3.
So please note that the Church will not be open to the public during the week for another two or three weeks.
Remembrance Sunday is the start of a full program of events in the Church in the run up to Christmas and beyond.
See over for happenings over the coming weeks and note the invitation on the back page for our Dedication of the re-ordered building.
Forthcoming happenings at St. Andrew’s
In the New Year
More on the Project
Funding and planning issues have meant that some aspects of the present phase of re-ordering have been deferred into early next year.
We pray for a speedy agreement with Taunton Deane Planning
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm.We are hosting this exciting drama roadshow Tickets are available already on: https://www.new-wine.org/events/where-adventure-begins-faith-family-wiveliscombe-somerset
These include a Medieval Banquet on 3rd February and many more later in the year.
the pattern for our 10.45am Sunday services:
1st Morning Worship
2nd Holy Communion
3rd All Age Communion
4th Holy Communion
5th Benefice Communion
3rd Sunday 8.00 service is at Langley Marsh
Fridays 9.05am – 9.25am Friday Morning Prayer
Wednesday 6th December at 3.30pm in St Andrew's Church
Everyone is invited - young and old alike. (if your a child you will need to bring an Adult with you)
Entrance free: donations welcome
Details from Judith
The Posada (a box of wooden carved nativity figures) begins its journey next Sunday through the Benefice.
They stay at different homes until finally arriving at the Christingle service at St Andrew’s on Christmas Eve. Inviting the Posada family into your home symbolizes making room for others in your Christmas and knowing the joy that comes from welcoming Jesus into our lives. If you would like to host the Posada family please sign your name and contact details on the paper copy of the rota here today with Angela Valuks.
“Celebrate Christmas” (Carol Service) * Singers wanted! St. Andrew’s 10.45am 17th December
We are grateful to Tom Morrell for helping the choir with their weekly practice and for agreeing to run our annual celebration at Christmas. It would be really good to have some extra people to join the choir for that service. Practices are planned as follows:
Fridays at 7.45pm at 3, Church Street, Wiveliscombe on November 10th & 17th December 1st, 8th, & 15th
Recipe Booklet - this has now 'gone to print' and the 1st 100 copies will be available to purchase after next Sunday's service and at the Bazaar
We would ideally like to sell 200 copies before Christmas; a great stocking filler. The cost per copy is £3.75 and cheques should be made payable to Friends of St Andrew's. Please support this fund-raising initiative. I am sure they will go like 'hot cakes' ha ha ..... To reserve a copy/copies call Gloria. Thank you for your contributions of mouth-watering recipes. Gloria.
Forthcoming events in St Andrew’s -
A Medieval Banquet at Candlemas on 3rd February 2018,
at St Andrews Church. 5 course Meal - tickets £15.00 per head.
Period costume highly encouraged - prizes on the night.
Please book early. Phone 624628 to reserve places - £5 per head deposit required.