Remembrance 'Tree of Light'
Christmas is for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, a time for families and for remembering and for giving. It is at such times that the loss of loved ones is keenly felt.
The name and symbolism of the ‘Tree of Light’ is a reminder that there is light and hope even in the bleakest of times. A light may be a memorial to a family member, a special friend or colleague who has died.
We invite you to sponsor a light on our ‘Tree of Light’. Sponsorship of a Light will support St John New Zealand (Ambulance Services) and help the ‘Leaky Roof Fund’ of the Church.
A beautiful, lighted tree will stand in St John’s Church from Sunday 7th December through the Christmas period. Names of the loved ones remembered will be displayed around the Tree. Viewing the lights on the Tree is a tribute to the lives and the spirit of those who have touched our lives and are no longer with us. Being with others who have also experienced a loss can also be very comforting and supportive.
Please follow the link for an application form.
Advent Carol Service
Sunday 6 December at 5pm
The season of Advent is traditionally a time of preparation for Christmas and it has a long and rich history.
Come and sing some favourite Advent Carols and hear the message of Advent through scripture. The pattern of this Advent service reflects the season's growing anticipation of both the first coming of Christ and of that day when the prayer 'Thy Kingdom come' is finally and fully answered
Wednesday 23rd Last Wednesday service before Christmas
Christmas Eve 4.00pm Instant Nativity
(Thursday 24th) 8.00pm Christmas Eucharist
Christmas Day 9.00am Christmas Eucharist
From Sunday 27th 9.00am Sunday Eucharist at 9.00am until 7 February inclusive