Advent Window Trail

Christingle Services

Community Carol Singing

Beautiful Photo

Harvest Thanksgiving

Advent Window Trail

During Advent 2020 people around Hailsham decorated their windows on the theme of a Christmas Carol. Here they are with the names of the carols they were depicting.

Christingle Services

Although we had lots of last minute cancellations (due to changes in Covid-restrictions over the Christmas period), we were thrilled to be able to welcome around 300 people across our 5 Christingle Services.

What a wonderful way to begin the celebration of our Saviour’s birth!

Girls

Community Carol Singing

Although we weren’t able to sing carols in our church building this year, twenty-five of us enjoyed bringing Christmas cheer to various Hailsham neighbourhoods as we sang in small groups outdoors, mostly in cul-de-sacs and closes, on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday 18th December. 

A few participants’ remarks provide a flavour of the occasion…  

  • ‘We happened to pick a spot where a family that have joined us for Pulse (our regular after-school club) in the past live.  They came outside to listen and we sang their request — We Three Kings!’  
  • ‘We had a chat with a chap who came out of his flat onto his balcony to listen to us.  We were able to direct him to our church website and, of course, wish him a happy Christmas.’  
  • ‘It was lovely to have the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company.’  
  • ‘Just a few spots of rain when the weather forecast had shown very heavy rain expected!’  
  • ‘We finsihed up in Qunninell House’s car park (a local care home).  Staff and residents were delighted to see us and watched from the windows.’  
  • ‘We all thoroughly enjoyed it!’ 

Photo by Elise Richards

Following a period of bad weather and local flooding / wind damage, we were sent this beautiful photo of the Church.

Thank you Elise. 

Harvest Thanksgiving

It was great to be able to celebrate Harvest in the Church Building, with two services full (well, as full as possible!) of people of all ages gathering together to give thanks to God for all he provides for us.

Once again the Church building was full of colour, with beautiful floral arrangements at the front of church and on every windowsill, and a harvest loaf – complete with a tiny mouse!

Thanks to generous contributions from the congregation – we were able to send a huge amount of food and other goodies to Hailsham Foodbank