Come and join us at our regular and special services as we begin the season of Advent and
look forward to Christmas.

Advent is a time of anticipation when we look forward to the ‘light of the world’ breaking
into a place of darkness and confusion as the Christ child is born in a stable in Bethlehem and
angels proclaim ‘glory to God and peace on earth.’

It is also a time when we anticipate the light of Christ shining afresh today, giving light and
new hope to a world so often in turmoil and distress, and look forward to the day when Jesus
will come again to chase away all that is dark And destructive.

Our Advent morning services will follow a series called ‘Holy Waiting’ in which we will
explore the waiting times in the Christmas story and how they might help us to understand
times of waiting in our own lives.

You are warmly invited to join us at any of our services.

Sunday 1st December – Advent Sunday
11am First Sunday – a café service for all ages
6.30pm An Advent Service of Light with music, readings and reflections.

Sunday 8th December – Advent 2
11am Holy Communion with Sunday School and youth group.
6.30pm Advent reflection

Sunday 15th December – Advent 3
11am Morning Worship with Sunday School and youth group
5pm Candlelight Carol Service – A special Christmas service for all the family. Children are invited to come dressed as Nativity characters and join the Nativity scene

Sunday 22nd December – Advent 4
11am Family Holy Communion
(No evening service)

Tuesday 24th December – Christmas Eve
4pm Family Crib Service – A time to focus on the Christmas story with plenty of things for children to do and enjoy.

Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day
11am Christmas Family Communion.

Sunday 29th December – Christmas 1
11am Family Morning Worship
(No evening service)

You can find out more about any of our services by contacting the vicar, Rev John
Beauchamp, on 020 7226 7526 or vicar@ststephenscanonbury.org.uk

There is step-free access to the Church and we have a hearing loop and provide large print
service sheets.