Preparing for Christmas

With the prospect of an unusual Advent and Christmas period this year, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, preparations are underway at St. Thomas’ to make sure we can still make this a very special time of year for everyone!

The Church of England campaign this year is Comfort and Joy. There’ll be more information on this as we get a bit nearer to the start of Advent.

We have events that we would be so grateful for help with!

Outdoor Christmas Mini Market – Wednesday 18th November 2020, 11am – 1:30pm

What we need: donations of jam/chutney, home-baked cakes (wrapped for safe distribution), and ITEMS FOR HAMPERS. We will be raffling off Christmas hampers of goodies. Please donate good quality food/drink, etc. by 8th Nov.

For more information, speak to Revd. Cat or Alison Gibbs.


Shoebox Crafts

Instead of the Children’s Christmas Craft Workshop we would usually run, this year we will be preparing shoeboxes with craft kits for children to make at home.

What we need: shoeboxes, children’s Christmas wrapping paper, Christmas cards, and volunteers to make the 4-5 crafts to go in the boxes.

To volunteer, donate items or just to find out more, please speak to Emma Knight.


Other Things Coming Up…
Christingle Service on Christmas Eve

What we need: volunteers to pre-make the Christingles, welcomers and sidespeople on Christmas Eve.

To volunteer, speak to Revd. Cat.


We are also planning:

  • Carol Service in Church
  • Candle-lit carols on Zoom
  • Nativity video
  • And more!

For all of this to work, we really need our St. Thomas Family to help us out. If you can donate time, finances, organisational skills, craft material, chocolate, or Christmas cards, it will make the world of difference!

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