Sunday, 6 December 2020

Christmas eve in Old Buckenham

 Christmas Eve at All Saints Church

In this exceptional year of 2020, which has seen so many changes to our way of life, All Saints have had to make changes to the way they worship, and their plans for Christmas Eve are no exception. The PCC are very conscious that Covid-19 is still with us and they are required to follow Government and Diocesan Guidelines to limit the spread of the virus. They know too that members of our community share our concern to maintain social distancing and follow the guidelines.

Bearing all this in mind, on Thursday 24 December, as well as the church being open all day for private prayer, between 5pm and 7.30pm members of the congregation will be spending some time in the candlelit church. They would love individuals and family groups to come along during that time to visit the Christmas crib and share a moment of quiet with them. There will be Christmas music playing, occasional readings and opportunities to pray for loved ones who may not be able to join in this year.  Revd Lorraine Summers from Kenninghall will be their for a short time and will give a brief Christmas message on the theme “God is with us, one with us” at about 7pm.

As in previous years, All Saints Church will be supporting St Martins Housing Trust in their work with the homeless in Norfolk and there will be an opportunity to contribute to this vital work available.  Please try to find a few moments to come along – bearing in mind the 'hands, face, space' advice from the NHS adults are asked to wear face coverings and to move through the church in one direction – from the porch door to exit via the north door. If you can’t make it during Christmas Eve please remember the church will remain open for private prayer and their Christmas Crib will be there throughout the Christmas period.

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