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The Advent service takes place on Sunday 30th November at 6.30pm. This is a beautiful, candlelit, refelctive service introducing the theme of Advent, led by the University of London Church Choir. All welcome!
Christmas Carol Concert
SPEAR’s Christmas Carol Concert is on Friday 5 December at 7pm, at St John the Divine, Kew Road, Richmond.
The concert features SPEAR’s Workplace Choir, together with Isleworth Baroque and a live orchestra. From festive favourites to soaring classical standards, this is an evening not to be missed.
Tickets are £7 for adults and £5 for children, including drinks and seasonal nibbles. To get your tickets, send an email to email@example.com or call 020 7036 9774.
The annual Christmas Ball takes place on Saturday 6th December in the Parish Hall, 7.15pm-late. Tickets cost £65 and include welcome drinks in the candlelit church, a 3 course meal with coffee and entertainment from DisCoVereD. There will also be a raffle and silent auction raising money for local charity SPEAR. Dress code: black tie & posh frocks.
David & Avril Brown will be holding a Fairtrade/Tearfund stall in the Church after the services on Sunday 7th December. Lots of christmas gifts on offer as well as the usual produce. If you are unable to get there, and you would like to make a purchase, please contact David & Avril directly firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8898 5714
A service of celebration of the Christmas story with familiar carols, short readings and musical items. This service takes place on Saturday 13th December at 4.00pm. All are welcome.
Nigel Coombes Concert takes place in the church on Sunday 14th December at 5.00pm. The programmes includes the Inner City Four Clarinet Quartet, the West London Trumpet Sextet with guest soloists Ben Woodgate and James Rae. The All Stars Wind Ensemble will be performing Mozart’s Grand Partita for 13 winds.
Tickets are £5.00 and are available on the door – no booking necessary. All funds go to All Hallows Church.
The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols takes place on Sunday 21st December at 6.30pm. This service is a musical reflection on the story of the nativity. You are invited to join in the singing of the well-known carols and to listen to the choir sing some beautiful but less familiar settings.
The Crib service takes place on Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24th December at 4.00pm. All are very welcome and children are encouragd to come dressed as angels, shepherds or kings and join in the action.
All are welcome to the service of Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24th December at 11.30pm. This is a beautiful candlelit service, the first Eucharist of Christmas.
There will be a service of Holy Communion on Christmas Day, Thursday 25th December at 10.00am. This will be a relaxed service for all the family. Children are encouraged to bring along their favourite gift to show to the congregation.
SPEAR, our local homelessness charity, is looking for restaurants to sign up to Streetsmart’s winter campaign. Customers are invited to donate to a homelessness charity by adding £1 to their bill. See www.streetsmart.org.uk for how it works.
The campaign runs until 31 December. Could you ask your local restaurant if they’d take part and nominate SPEAR as the homelessness charity?
Streetsmart has been donating funds to SPEAR for a number of years. This money has been used in SPEAR’s Skills and Development programme, helping homeless people get into work.
SPEAR contact: Julie Sherman
Tel: 020 7036 9764, or email@example.com (works Wed, Thur, Fri)
Running until the end of February 2015, this is an opportunity for people in the church and parish to raise vital funds for SPEAR, our local homelessness charity.
Here’s how it works:
- Invite friends, neighbours or colleagues for a ‘Soup Kitchen’ meal
- Ask your guests to make a donation to SPEAR
- Provide a simple meal and some warm hospitality
- Pass your guests’ donations to All Hallows for SPEAR
You can host your event any time before the end of February.
Our Event Host Pack provides recipe suggestions, ideas for your event, information about SPEAR and homelessness, an invitation you can adapt and send to your guests and Gift Aid forms.
Contact the Parish Office to find out more and to collect your Event Host Pack: 020 8241 2345 or firstname.lastname@example.org