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'Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message,
so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.’ Colossians 4: 2 - 3 (NIV)

Sunday 10th December - Advent 2
10.00am Nativity Service

Thursday 14th December
6.45pm Carol singing- see below

Sunday 17th December - Advent 3
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: Isaiah 61: 1 - 4, 8 - end John 1: 6 - 8, 19 - 28)
6.00pm Carols by Candlelight Service

Monday 18th December
2.30pm ARK pre-school Christmas concert in church

Sunday 24th December - Advent 4
3.00pm Christingle
11.30pm Holy Communion (Readings: Isaiah 52: 7 - 10 John 1: 1 - 14

NATIVITY - Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this such a joyous occasion.

PLEASE PRAY for Ben Notley as he has started an after-school club in Locking School. Give thanks that up to 14 children have attended. Thank you to those who have offered to help on a rota basis. Please see Anne if you would like to also help. Praise God for what He is doing and let's grow this even more. Do say hello to Ben, along with Kim - who helps him and who is also from St Paul's.

BRASS CLEANING - Thank you to everyone who helped on Monday to make the candelabras shine and to those who purchased and decorated the tree.

CAROL SINGING - this year we will be joining members of Locking Parklands Community Church to sing around Locking Parklands. The date for this is Thursday 14th December at 7.00pm. Please put the date in your diary now. There is also an additional of 21st December if people are available. Please sign the list for either or both dates so we know the number of people attending. It is very good to be working together with LPCC and their pastor Claire Rogers. Please park in the car park by the green near the new housing, or meet at the church centre at 6.45pm so we can arrange lifts. We will be collecting for Somewhere to Go and LPCC will be providing Christmas biscuits to give out. We will sing for an hour and then hopefully go to the Coach House to sing afterwards.

We now have our own dedicated FACEBOOK PAGE - - please ‘like’ it and share widely!

PRAYER - Please take you new monthly prayer card for December to focus our prayers together. These can be used in home groups and also in our individual prayers.

CHRISTINGLE COLLECTION CANDLES are in each church to be made and then filled with money. Please return them at the Christingle service on Christmas Eve.

THE KINGDOM OF GOD HAS COME NEAR YOU! Reflections for Advent 2017: Noticing God’s presence in our lives here and now through conversation with people in different situations. Hear encouraging and life giving stories from the lives of people who trust God and work in: Dementia Care, Support for the homeless and hungry, Support for young people and in Christian Ministry based in and around Glastonbury. Please do come and join us at: Uphill Methodist Church on Wednesday 13th December. Kettle on at 4pm, Topic conversation 4.30pm to 6pm. If you have questions or want to know more please contact Rev’d Tim Erridge 01934 815 404. A joint project between St Andrew’s Bournville, Uphill Methodist Church and Bleadon Parish Church.

LOCKING AND HUTTON WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP. The next meeting is on Dec 21st, 2.45pm with a Carols and Cake in the Green Room Locking Church Centre. The next meeting is on Jan 4th with Tea and chat. All ladies welcome.

PRAYER CHAIN - If you need prayer for yourself or another then there is a team of people ready to pray. For Locking, please contact Christine Sceenyphone 822331 or for Hutton Kay Cole phone 811424 and they will send out the prayer request. It would be lovely to know how the person we are praying for is getting on, or whether they still need more prayer. It is a great encouragement for us all to hear that God is answering our prayers, please send feedback to Christine or Kay. Thank you.

FAIRTRADE MUSTARD SEED COFFEE SHOP 10 - 12noon Wednesdays Hutton Village Hall. Eric and Gill 813716.

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

December 2017
Sunday 3rd Dec 10.00am Family Service
Sunday 10th Dec 10.00am Nativity in the church centre – café style
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sunday 17th Dec 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Carols by Candlelight
Christmas Eve   No morning service
  3.00pm Christingle Service
  11.30pm Holy Communion
Christmas Day 10.00am Family Communion
Sunday 31st Dec 10.00am United Holy Communion in Hutton

Childrens work every Sunday in Church or the Church Centre.
Refreshments are served in the Church Centre after morning services.

Services at St Mary’s Hutton

December 2017
Sunday 3rd Dec 10.00am Holy Communion
  3.15pm Songs for Christmas in the Village Hall
Sunday 10th Dec 10.00am Morning Worship
  6.00pm Evensong
Sunday 17th Dec 10.00am Holy Communion
Saturday 23rd Dec 6.00pm Carols by Candlelight
Christmas Eve   No morning service
  5.00pm Christingle Service
Christmas Day 10.00am Family Communion
Sunday 31st Dec 10.00am United Holy Communion

Children’s work is run in the church during 10am Services on 2nd and 4th Sundays – check with notices.