This year’s recommended Advent Book “The Prince of Peace in a World of Wars” is available from the bookstall (£8.99). A short Bible reading, reflection and thought for each day of Advent (starting 2nd Dec). To be followed later by the shorter “Follow the Star”, from Christmas to Epiphany (£1.25). Make the most of your Advent!
Annual carol singing at Sainsbury’s on Tuesday 11th December, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Always a good occasion, all welcome to come and sing to get the shoppers in the mood for Christmas
Leaving the Fiveways at 6pm, and finishing there at 8pm. Refreshment stop half-way, and at the end! All very welcome to join us, for some or all – the more the merrier. Bring a torch! No 6.30 service at church that evening.
Thank You SO much for all wonderful toys given last Sunday for Wood Street Mission. They are delighted with our gifts. Faith Clarke.
Like singing at Christmas? Why not join the Norbury Christmas Choir to sing at the Carol Service on December 16th at 6.30pm. Ability to read music is not necessary. Thursday evening rehearsals start at 7.15 from early November. Contact Brenda Lawry or Richard Lawry if you’d like to join in!
Very many thanks to all who so generously contributed our Harvest offerings for The Wellspring. Everything given was very much appreciated. Whilst Harvest offerings have certainly helped to stock their storeroom, certain items are quickly diminished. All contributions are much valued and needed; however, there is a particular urgency for tinned meats, sugar and coffee. Warm clothing, sleeping bags and rucksacks are also urgently needed.
Our annual Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday 24th November. Please put this date in your diary and start routing around for items for the tombola, Mother’s Union goods and second-hand paperback book stall.
NORBURY PARISH CHURCH presents SUNDAY SERENADES on the 4th of November 3-4 pm including ‘Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock’ for voice, clarinet and piano, gypsy songs by Dvorak and operatic favourites. Performed by Hrafnhildur Björnsdóttir (soprano), Andrew Wilson (clarinet) and Martyn Parkes (piano) from Chetham’s School of Music.
Followed by refreshments in the Legh room. Admission is free with retiring collection.
Our next Quiet Space is this Tuesday, 25th October, at 7.30pm in church when we will reflecting on the theme of ‘The God of friendship’. There will be plenty of time for silence and music to aid our reflection. All are very welcome
A notable afternoon is coming up on Sunday 21st October. Choral Evensong, with its traditional beauty and special music from the choir (partly on a Harvest theme), will start at 3.30, and be followed by refreshments (tea & autumn cakes!) laid on by the Social Team in the Legh Room. Do join us for this seasonal celebration and fellowship.