Services in Church: Next Sunday, we are able to return to church for a said Parish Eucharist at 10:45. These weekly services will continue through December. Next Sunday, there will also be a 9:15am Holy Communion service at St Anne’s Church, Dropmore. Full details of all services in church are in the ‘Services’ section of this website.
This Christmas the Church will need, in the words of St Paul in Romans 12: v15, to ‘Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep’. We will aim to celebrate where we can together in one place – but also embrace a wider community that wants to join in the celebration but may not be physically able – or emotionally ready – to do so. The Church of England’s Christmas campaign – Comfort and Joy– enables us to build a campaign that both enables us to reconnect with the rich and joyous traditions of the past and to offer God’s consoling love in the present.
During Advent, there are weekly reflections published on social media and available by email and app for each Sunday. It is easy to sign up to have the helpful emails sent to you. Then from Christmas Day to 2nd January, there will be a daily act of worship exploring a Bible reading and a familiar carol and encouraging us to look with fresh eyes at how the timeless truth of Christmas might shape our lives in these extraordinary times, and inviting us to hear again the message of the angels – good news of God’s unfailing love for a world that is weary and hurting.
Find out more about the Comfort and Joy campaign, buy the booklet, access online services, and download the free app featuring audio versions of all the featured carols at: www.churchofengland.org/ComfortAndJoy
Christmas Services this year:
Winter fuel Allowance: Grateful thanks to all who have generously donated their winter fuel allowance to our church which is in great need of additional funds to pay off the bill for our new heating system. If you intended to do this but haven’t done it yet, please use the ‘Giving to Church’ section of this website. Thank you.
Our selection of Christmas Cards
The new book 'Tales of Taplow'
All the hand-made wood items; many made from St Nicolas Church oak
ALL THESE ITEMS CAN ALSO BE SEEN AND PURCHASED (card or cash) FROM OUR 'SHOP THROUGH THE WINDOW' IN RIVER ROAD (we never close!)
Silent Auction for a baby quilt: Jenny Harris has made a beautiful baby quilt. It is 36 inches square, 100% cotton fabric, hand-quilted and fully washable and is to be sold for our church funds. The pictures below do not do it justice but rest assured, this is a high quality item and you can make a bid by either bidding on paper in church or by emailing Nicola (firstname.lastname@example.org). For every bid received, an anonymous benefactor will make a £2 donation. So get bidding— the reserve price is £40 and the closing date for bids is 6th December.
The Slough Food Bank: The APCM agreed we would continue to make donations to Slough Foodbank (following our Harvest donations). Now we cannot leave goods in Church, please do visit Slough Food Bank Website (or click the image below) to make your donations.
Traidcraft: Like so many charitable organisations, Traidcraft is concerned about maintaining its activities with less money coming in. Pam has been selling of goods near sell-by dates and raised £100 to donate to Traidcraft. Click the image below to learn more about Traidcraft’s ‘Not this Christmas’ campaign.
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