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Christmas services in Stockton

Dates for your diary! Christmas isn't going to be the same this year but we are still celebrating the birth of Jesus! Here are our plans:Monday 21st December we will be carol-singing around the village, starting at 5pm outside the church - you are welcome to join in (bring a torch & wrap up warm) - or listen out for us as we walk around.Wednesday 23rd December - our outdoor crib service will be taking place at the Football Club at 6.30pm.Thursday 24th December - Midnight Communion, starting at 11.15pm in church.Strict Covid19 precautions will apply at all these events.

Welcome back - again

Following the end of the second lockdown, we are now open again for public worship.  See our calendar for details.  The Covid19 restrictions for Tier 3 will apply until further notice.

Remembering our loved ones

On Sundays 15th November in Stockton Church and 22nd November in Priors Marston Church between 3pm and 5pm, we are offering everyone an opportunity to light a candle and have time for reflection and prayer as we remember the names of those we have lost.  We hope this will be a simple but beautiful way to mark the loss of our loved ones as we have been unable to hold our traditional bereavement services this year.

 

Acts of Remembrance

Remembrance Day

Due to the current restrictions on large gatherings because of the Coronavirus, we have decided that it would be unwise to hold big Remembrance Day services in their traditional format this year.  We appreciate this will be disappointing for many people as it is such an important opportunity to pay tribute locally to those who have lost their lives in war in order to secure our peace today.  There will be a simple, short Act of Remembrance in each village as follows:

Our church buildings are re-opening for public worship - Update: unfortunately, we have to cancel public worship during the second lockdown but recorded services are available again

From 1st September, our church buildings are re-opening for public worship.  It won't look quite the same as it did before due to the various measures we have put in place to keep you safe (see attached PDF) and the pattern of services is slightly different (see the list of services on our calendar)  But we will be able to meet together to praise our almighty God.  If you haven't given church a go for a while, you are very welcome to come and see .....

Afternoon tea

You are invited to afternoon tea on Sunday afternoons between 2 and 4pm during August on Napton village green - see the poster for details.

Open Garden

To go along with our virtual flower festival, here is an invitation to come and view one of the lovely gardens featured.

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