Sundays in Advent 
Every Sunday
 – Worship at Home audio service via website, Facebook group and e-mailing list
Every Sunday – 11am Zoom service for Lordsbridge Churches
6th Dec, 9.30am, simple communion service with Canon Alison
13th Dec, 9.30am, service of prayers and a reflection with Clare and Revd Howard
20th Dec, 9.30am, simple communion service with Canon Alison
Due to further reduced capacity because of scaffolding in church, booking is essential for these services via cebigg53@gmail.com or we cannot guarantee a seat.

Hardwick Advent Windows
An opportunity for members of the village to engage creatively in a variety of ways to mark the season of Advent together around the Christmas story.  Each week add something to your front window – 5th angels, 12th candy canes, 19th stars, 24th candles.  Find more things to do in Advent on the Christmas card from the churches delivered to every house in Hardwick and on the Facebook page, ‘Hardwick Advent Windows’.  

C of E’s Comfort and Joy app
The C of E’s free app provides weekly written and audio reflections through Advent, then daily from Christmas Day to 2nd January.  Download fromwww.churchofengland.org/ComfortAndJoy

#LightInTheDarkness
Look out for the star on the tower of the church in December.

Night Prayer and Morning Prayer continue through Advent.

Christmas 
‘9 days, 9 lessons, 9 carols’, video reflections for 17th to 25th. 
We can’t hold our usual carol service this year, so in the days leading up to Christmas, take a few minutes each day for a short, video reflection with a Christmas carol to sing at home. Via our www.stmaryshardwick.org, our Facebook group and church e-mailing list.  #LightInTheDarkness

Christmas Candlelight Vigil with carols– 4pm, Sun 20th 
Come to St Mary’s for a short outdoor service of readings, prayers and carol singing because Christmas is different this year. Standing only, between the church and cabin.  Bring a torch and a candle lantern (or tealight in a jam jar). #LightInTheDarkness

Christingles
Service in church
, Tues 22nd at 4pm, to make and light Christingles, with limited numbers.  Booking essential via cebigg53@gmail.com  OR
Video with Christingle activity and reflections with Revd Paul and Owen #LightInTheDarkness

Christmas Worship at Home
#LightInTheDarkness
Audio service for Christmas Day– via our website, Facebook group and church e-mailing list
11am, Christmas Day Zoom service for Lordsbridge churches

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in church#LightInTheDarkness
Booking is essential this year because numbers will have to be limited.  Please book just one of the following by email to Jane Muncey, muncey9j@aol.com :  
24th Dec9.30pm, simple Christmas communion with Revd Paul
24th Dec, 11.30pm simple Christmas communion with Revd Alison
25th Dec, 9.30am simple Christmas communion with Revd Alison

Sunday, 27th December
A service in church for the Christmas season with Revd Howard, if there is demand.  Please indicate your interest by email to Clare via cebigg53@gmail.com

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