ADVENT GIVING TREE – SIGHTSAVERS INTERNATIONAL
Please feel free to take an envelope, make a donation and hang it on this tree to help this worthy cause. Your envelope will be removed and replaced by a star so that by Christmas we hope to see a tree full of stars.
Summary of the work of Sightsavers International : Sightsavers believes nobody should be blind from avoidable causes, and we want everybody, no matter where they live, to be able to get eye treatment when they need it, regardless of who they are or where they live.
Globally, the number of people in need of eye care is spiralling. Unless eye health services improve, the number of people who are blind could triple to 115 million by 2050.
Sightsavers aims to address this by providing eye surgery and training eye care workers to provide vital treatment. Since our work began, we’ve helped to carry out more than 10 million sight-saving eye operations.
Through community volunteers, we distribute medication to protect people from blinding diseases that can cause pain, stigma and lifelong impairment. We also work to ensure health services are accessible to people with disabilities and other marginalised groups.
Wednesday Eucharist at Bowles Lodge ~ 10.00a.m. Please do join us.
Christmas Tree Festival ~ 3 to 5 December
- Helpers are still needed please. Sign up if you can help ~ there is a list on the table at the side of the church.
- Raffle prizes are also wanted please ~ donations of Christmas items such as: Stollen, Christmas puddings, crackers, napkins, anything Christmassy ~ a box for collection of items will be available every Sunday between today and the festival.
- Refreshments will be served during the festival and donations of cakes, sausage rolls and mince pies would be very welcome. If you are able to donate, please sign the list at the side of the church.
Concert by the Cranbrook Town Band ~ Saturday 4 December
Starting at 7.30pm. (doors open at 6.45 pm). Tickets ~ £10 adults and £5 children (Family Ticket – £25 for 2 adults and 2 children). Ticket includes a mince pie and a complimentary drink.
Cash bar available on the night.
Tickets can be ordered from Ali Jones (01580 755705)
TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR
Coffee After Church
We would like to suggest that you bring your own coffee cups/mugs to church on Sunday in order to save us recycling so many paper cups. Please bring your own if this is possible. Thank you.
Confirmation by Bishop Rose ~ At St Laurence on Saturday 22 January 2022 at 2.00pm
After School Club ~ Arrangements for this club are still being made. Please speak to Fr. Rodney if you are able to help in any way or would like further information. Telephone the vicarage on 01580 754459
Babyccino Café ~ Breaks up on Thursday December 16 and
resumes on Thursday January 6 2022.
Christmas Services this year
Sunday 19th December at 6.30 p.m.~
Village Carol Service
Friday 24th December at 5.30 p.m.~
Christmas Eve Crib Service (children come dressed as your favourite Nativity character)
Saturday 25th December ~ Christmas Day
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion BCP
10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist for Christmas Day
Sunday 26th December ~ Boxing Day
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion BCP
10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist for St. Stephen, Deacon and First Martyr of the Church