Full list of Christmas activities and services at West Malling, Mereworth, and West Peckham

It is almost December and before we know it we will be into the Christmas season….

We have a lot of exciting activities and services over Christmas. So here is a full list of what is on – we will be providing updates and reminders during December.

(**) indicates activities specially suited for children

The Children’s Community Church Choir rehearses every Wednesday until Christmas, 18.30-19.30 at Mereworth Church and welcomes any local (or not-so local) children.

 

1 December – Advent starts

8am Holy Communion, West Peckham

No service at St Gabriel’s (School Christmas Fair )

10am Mattins, Mereworth (Junior Church for Children)

5pm Advent Service.  Mereworth.  Welcome in the season of Advent with a service based on readings from the King James Bible and music from the 17 and 18 centuries. Mereworth

 

**Tuesday 3 December

3.30-5.30 Messy Christmas. Mereworth.  After school messy craft, story and refreshments to prepare for Christmas.  Donations  towards the cost of materials welcome.

 

8 December

8 am Holy Communion, Mereworth

9.30 Holy Communion, Kings Hill (Sunday School for children)

9.30 Scout Parade and family service, Mereworth

11.15  Family Communion service, West Peckham

 

15 December

8 am Holy Communion, West Peckham

9.30 Family Service, Kings Hill

10am Holy Communion, Mereworth (Junior Church for Children)

**5pm  Christmas Carol Service, West Peckham

 

**Saturday 21 December

4pm, Children’s’ Carol Concert  Service with the newly formed Mereworth Community Children’s Choir.  Come and join with the carols you remember from your childhood

 

22 December

8 am Holy Communion, Mereworth

9.30 Holy Communion, Kings Hill (Sunday School for children)

**9.30 Family service & Nativity.  Young children are invited to come dressed as a figure from the Nativity and take part in the living Tableau.  If you don’t want to dress up, why not bring your fluffy sheep toy, or a camel?

11.15  Family Communion service, West Peckham

4pm Christmas Carol Service, Mereworth, with the Mereworth Choir singing traditional carols and chants

**4pm Christingle, Kings Hill.  KH Community Centre.  Joint celebration with the Kings Hill Christian Fellowship

 

Monday 23 December

**5pm Messy Christmas and Scratch Nativity.  St Gabriel’s at The Discovery School.  Children welcome to come dressed in a Nativity Costume.

 

Tuesday 24 December

**3pm Christingle, West Peckham

**5pm Christingle, Mereworth

23.30 Midnight Communion – West Peckham (joint service for Mereworth and West Peckham)

 

Wednesday 25 December – Christmas Day

8am Holy Communion WEST MALLING

10am Holy Communion, Mereworth (joint service for Mereworth and West Peckham)

10am Holy Communion, Kings Hill (at the Discovery School)

 

Sunday 29 December

10 am  – Holy Communion, West Peckham (joint service for Mereworth and West Peckham)

 

And into 2014:

Sunday 5 January, 5pm, West Peckham, Special service to celebrate Epiphany (the visit of the Wise Men)

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