All Age Worship – 8th December
At the All-Age Worship Service on Sunday 8th December, the Open the Book team will be presenting a story entitled ‘The First Chrismas’ ahead of performing it at Guilsfield CP School on Monday 16th December. All welcome at this informal service, come and see what Open the Book is doing to introduce bible stories to local children.
Guilsfield Singers Christmas Concert
On Thursday 12th December we welcome Guilsfield Singers for their annual Christmas Concert.
The Vicar’s Christmas Hamper Raffle,
The Vicar’s Christmas Hamper Raffle will return again this year; see the christmas raffle poster for details.
Advent Course 2019
This year’s Advent Course, Singing the Story, using popular seasonal hymns begins on Monday 2nd December at the Vicarage; see the advent course 2019 poster for further details and the subsequent dates for the remainder of the Course.
‘Open the Book’
The Guilsfield ‘Open the Book’ Group, consisting of Church and Chapel members and other local Christians, will be going in to Guilsfield CP School on Monday 16th December to perform the Christmas story from the Lion Storyteller Bible.
Breathing Space Service
We have started a new kind of service on the Third Thursday evening each month starting at 8:00pm, particularly aimed at people who don’t find that traditional church services help them to encounter the Divine. Breathing Space will allow us time to step back from the busyness of life and spend time reflecting on a theme. The format will be welcome and opening prayer, a short bible reading and introduction to the theme, recorded music will play while we interact with an assortment of “prayer stations” eg lighting a candle, writing or drawing a response (anonymously!) or simply sit and ponder. A priest will be available for prayers and anointing for healing. When we have all returned to our seats we will conclude by saying the Lord’s Prayer together & the priest will bless us. It will probably last about 30-45 minutes.
On Thursday 19th December at 8pm we have our December Breathing Space service. The theme will be “Watching and Waiting” with interactive prayer stations for individuals reflect upon the theme and what it means to them. See the Breathing space advent poster for further details
Blue Christmas Service – Sunday 22nd December
On Sunday 22nd at 3:00pm we have our Blue Christmas service for those who want to take some time and space out of the busyness and merriment of the season to reflect and remember those whom we miss, especially at this time of year. If you would like someone to be remembered by name during the service, please let me know beforehand (01938 554245 or firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can write names on baubles for you to add to a special tree during the service. Further details can be found on the Christmas memorial service poster.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services
Our traditional and very popular Service of Lessons and Carols is at 7:00pm on Christmas Eve. When the crowds have gone at 11:00pm we have a quiet reflective midnight mass, then on Christmas Day we have a Eucharist at 11:00am. More information is available on the 2019 Christmas poster.
Do join us – everyone is welcome, even if you’ve never been to church before.
‘Guilsfield Gets Together’
The Dementia Friendly Guilsfield monthly ‘Guilsfield Gets Together’ café is held on the first Friday of the month from 10:00am to 11:30 am. Come along on the first Friday of the month for this opportunity to have a cup of team or coffee and meet up with friends and neighbours. All welcome; please do come along to the Old School and enjoy the cakes; £2 per person.
November 250 Club Winners
The winners of the 250 Club November 2019 draw can be found at 250 Club Winners Nov 2019.
Please note the time for the early/1662 communion service on the 4th Sunday of the month is 08:30 am; see Early/1662 Communion Time Change Poster.
New!!! – ‘Wander and Ponder’ Trail
There is a new way to appreciate and learn about St Aelhaiarn’s Church; why not pick up a leaflet and follow the ‘Wander and Ponder’ Trail? As you wander around, you will see and find out a little bit more about the meaning and reasons for some of the items and images in the Church. The leaflets can be found on the table part of the notice board to the left of the door as you enter the Porch. The Trail will be changed several times during the year to feature different items and reflections; so, if you enjoy it, do look out for the new leaflets and come back again to enjoy the peace and serenity of our beautiful church.
Why not visit our new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/guilsfieldchurch and see the latest news, pictures and information about what has been happening at Guilsfield Church.
Giving in 2018
The giving by Guilsfield Church in 2018 is summarized at Poster of Donations in 2018.