Christmas is different for each one of us. For some, it’s packed full of shopping, visiting, eating and spending money. For others, it is unfortunately a lonely time – just like every other day. For children it can’t come soon enough and for others, it can’t be over quick enough!

But I wonder whether it is possible to consider, just for a moment, an alternative?

Our Christmas card this year has as its message ‘Wise men and women still seek him’. Might this be the year that you look again at what the bible has to say about this baby Jesus? Might you join us we again ‘seek him’?

We hope that we have a service that is just right for you:

Thursday 7th December @ 12.30pm – our Senior’s Christmas Lunch – please join us for a Christmas Lunch with all of the trimmings! Please e-mail William Rogers to confirm your place (william@stmf.org.uk).

Thursday 14th December @ 6.00pm – our Family Carol Service (with Christingle) – a service packed full of well-known carols – suitable for families and children of all ages!

Sunday 17th December @ 6.30pm – our Traditional Carols by Candlelight Service – come early as it gets busy! Mince pies and mulled wine will be served after the service. Please note – this service is less suitable for pre-school children – why not try our Family Carol Service or our Family Nativity Service.

Sunday 24th December @ 10.00am – our family nativity! Adults and children are invited to dress as their favourite nativity character – come dressed and you’ll play a part!

Sunday 24th December @ 11.30pm – our contemplative Midnight Communion Service – please join us as await the birth of the Lord Jesus.

Monday 25th December @ 10.00am – our Family Christmas Day Celebration with Holy Communion. Put the turkey in the oven and join us as we celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus.

Throughout December we will also be meeting at 10.00am each Sunday to look the traditional Advent readings.

We’d love to see you!