Please note that it is not Christmas, and the local Residents’ Association is vicious. Last year they raided three houses for putting up Christmas lights before Gaudete Sunday. Don’t chance it.
Sunday – Christ the King
Please do not touch the sheep (or goats) that we will be using at the service at St Mary’s. We need them calm or Jeb will be cleaning the church floor for weeks.
Christmas Carol Service planning meeting – Great Tremlett Church Hall 6pm
Nativity Service planning meeting – Little Tremlett Church Hall 7pm
Christingle Service planning meeting – Woodby Church Hall 8pm
Please pray for the Vicar who has to be at all of them. Apparently.
Beer and Carols planning meeting – The Hanged Man 6pm
9 Lessons and Carols planning meeting – Grilsby Church Hall
Holiday Club planning meeting – Woodby Chapel End Reading Room
We have no idea why Woodby Chapel End are holding this meeting. Not only is it 8 months till they are planning this event – there aren’t any children in the village.
Toddlers Group meet at 2pm, Little Tremlett Church Hall. We do not know how the toddlers have organised this, and we’re quite scared.
Open House at “Rodney’s Rest” Mrs Dumpling is going shopping in London, and this is her best chance of getting what is essentially baby sitting for Major James. Please supply your own drink, as there’s no way James will have any left.
The Mobile Library visits. Why not borrow some excellent spiritual reading in preparation for Advent? Because the “Religion and Spirituality” section consists of a book on Dowsing and “The Road Less Travelled”, that’s why. Ironically, for a mobile library.
The annual Tea Cosy Stall during coffee morning at Little Tremlett. Please come and buy a tea cosy. Nobody even has a tea pot these days, but Angela’s been knitting them since last Advent and it makes her feel useful.
Sunday – Advent 1
Note this Sunday that the first and second candles to be lit are purple. We will light the pink candle on the third Sunday. Anybody smirking at the expression “the pink candle” should grow up. We do not light the pink candle on the fourth Sunday of Advent for Our Lady “because she’s a girl.” That’s not how it works.
Want a good laugh? Want to laugh at the church? Want to be secretly suspicious that the author has been sitting in your church committee meetings taking notes? Then Writes of the Church: Gripes and grumbles of people in the pews is probably the book for you.
An excellent book for your churchgoing friends, relatives or vicar. And don’t forget it’s nearly Christmas!