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St Bartholomews Otford
December 2019

Sunday 1st December 2019 08:00Holy CommunionThis is a said Common Worship service
10:00All Together WorshipThis is a more informal style of service. There is no Sunday Club during this service as children of all ages are welcome in the service
18:30Evensong

To mark the beginning of Advent there will be an Advent carol service tonight. The choir will be singing an number of items suitable for the season and there will be congregational advent hymns. The preacher at this service will be Nick Page.

Wednesday 4th December 2019 10:00Holy CommunionThis mid-week service of Holy Communion is according to the Book of Common Prayer. You are very welcome to join us.

This service is followed by coffee in the Church Centre on a fortnightly basic. Pick up a programme from Church or the Church Centre for further details.
Thursday 5th December 2019 19:45Bell RingingOur bellringers practise every Thursday. If you are a ringer and would like to join them you would be very welcome. If you do not ring but would like to learn, contact Bobbie Fairclough at st.bartholomews@otford.net for more information
Friday 6th December 2019 20:00Choir Practice
Saturday 7th December 2019 09:00Christingle making

If you can help with the making of christingles for tomorrow's service please let the office know 01959 523185

10:30Visiting Bell Ringers
13:30Wedding of Peter Tyrrell and Lucy Turner
Sunday 8th December 2019 08:00Holy CommunionThis is a said Common Worship service
10:00Holy CommunionThis is a Common Worship sung service. All are welcome to the communion rail to receive bread and wine or a blessing.
Coffee if served in the Church Centre following this service.
16:00Christingle Service
Monday 9th December 2019 09:30Russell House carol rehearsal
13:00Otford Primary School carol rehearsal
Tuesday 10th December 2019 09:30Russell House carol rehearsal
18:30Otford Primary School Carol Service
Wednesday 11th December 2019 09:30First Steps Christmas Service

First Steps offers a warm friendly welcome to Mums, Dads or carers with babies and pre-school children. Activities and stories for the children are Bible based. Meetings are held at Otford Methodist Church Hall during term time on the dates advertised on this website calendar

10:00Holy CommunionThis mid-week service of Holy Communion is according to the Book of Common Prayer. You are very welcome to join us.

This service is followed by coffee in the Church Centre on a fortnightly basic. Pick up a programme from Church or the Church Centre for further details.
19:45PCC
Thursday 12th December 2019 18:30Russell House Carol Service
19:45Bell RingingOur bellringers practise every Thursday. If you are a ringer and would like to join them you would be very welcome. If you do not ring but would like to learn, contact Bobbie Fairclough at st.bartholomews@otford.net for more information
Friday 13th December 2019 19:00Tree of Light Service

This service begins in St Bart's church and gives an opportunity to remember loved ones round the tree of light at Christmas time.

If you would like to purchase a label in memory of a loved one (proceeds to Hospice in the Weald) please go to the Otford Parish Council Office (weekedays 9-12noon) to fill out the label. These will then be tied to the tree on The Green in time for the service

20:00Choir Practice
Saturday 14th December 2019 14:30Carols and Cake

Please join us for Carols and Cake on Saturday 14th December at 2.30 pm in the Church Centre to sing your favourite carols and enjoy some refreshments.

 

18:00EPIC

EPIC is a group for school years 6-8. There are activities and food and it's a good place to bring your school friends.

Sunday 15th December 2019 08:00Holy CommunionThis service is a said Common Worship service
10:00Sunday Club Nativity Service

At today's service we will enjoy the traditional Sunday Club Nativity play and YPF presentation which presents the message of Christmas in a refreshing way. Please do join us

19:00St Bart's Choir Christmas Concert

This will be held in Church on Sunday, 15th December at 7.00 pm.  £7 on the door (entry for children is free).

Please come and share in an evenig of Christmas music fom many countries and traditions. It a great way to prepare for the Christmas season.

Wednesday 18th December 2019 10:00Holy CommunionThis mid-week service of Holy Communion is according to the Book of Common Prayer. You are very welcome to join us.

This service is followed by coffee in the Church Centre on a fortnightly basic. Pick up a programme from Church or the Church Centre for further details.
Thursday 19th December 2019 19:45Bell RingingOur bellringers practise every Thursday. If you are a ringer and would like to join them you would be very welcome. If you do not ring but would like to learn, contact Bobbie Fairclough at st.bartholomews@otford.net for more information
Friday 20th December 2019 20:00Choir Practice
Sunday 22nd December 2019 08:00Holy CommunionThis is a said service according to the Book of Common Prayer
10:00Holy CommunionThis is a Common Worship sung service. All are welcome to the communion rail to receive bread and wine or a blessing.
Coffee if served in the Church Centre following this service.
18:30Service of Nine Lessons and Carols by Candelight

This traditional service of nine lessons and carols is a beautiful and atmospheric was to begin your Christmas celebrations.

Do join us for the service and alsofor refreshments afterwards in the church centre.

Tuesday 24th December 2019 16:00Crib Service

Take time out from the hectic preparations for Christmas day and spend some time at church at this child friendly service where we place the figures in the crib scene.

We look forward to seeing you.

23:10Carol before church

Prior to our Christmas communion service at 23.30 come and join us for carols and stay on for the service and experience the trasition from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day, sharing communion on this very special day.

23:30Midnight Communion
Wednesday 25th December 2019 09:00Christmas Communion
10:30Christmas Family Service
Sunday 29th December 2019 10:00Holy Communion

This is a Common Worship service. All are welcome to the communion rail to receive bread and wine or a blessing.

Tuesday 31st December 2019 New Years Eve