Christmas is coming!

With Advent now upon us, we are looking forward with expectancy and hope to celebrating the birth of Jesus.  And during the next few weeks there is plenty to look forward to at St Disens.

On 14th December we have our Coffee Morning in the Guildhall and then, in the evening, at 6.00pm there is the Christmas Concert with the Bradninch Choir.  The 15th December sees the Three Churches Christmas Songs of Praise, again in the Guildhall, at 10.30am.  On 16th December at 2.oopm we have a Christingle Service with the Duchy School.  Then on 21st December it’s Carols by Candlelight with the Bradninch Christmas Choir and on Christmas Eve at 6.00pm we have our traditional crib service with our ‘knitivity’ figures.

For more information on these and all our December events and activities, please check out our What’s On page.

                          St Disen’s ‘Knitivity’

 

 

An invitation to sing

On Saturday 21st December at 6pm there will be a candlelit Carol Service in St Disen’s Church, this year including the superb organist Alex West and a choir of singers from across Bradninch. All are very welcome to this rather special Christmas service of readings and carols.

If you enjoy singing, you are warmly invited to join others from across the Bradninch community to augment the St Disen’s choir for this service. Led by Marion Brown, the choir will learn three beautiful carols to sing during the service, which will also include rousing congregational carols accompanied by the organ.

Rehearsals will take place on Sundays 1st, 8th & 15th December at 3.30-5pm in St Disen’s Church Hall, and also in St Disen’s Church on the afternoon of the service (Saturday 21st).

If you would like to participate, please call Marion  on 01392 881454 or marion@mjabrown.plus.com

Memorial Service for loved ones

A beautiful, moving candlelit memorial service for those close to us who have died was held in St Disens on Sunday 3rd November.  They are forever in our hearts and minds.

‘We Will Remember Them’

Forthcoming services and events in St Disen’s Church to mark All Souls Day on 3rd November and Remembrance Sunday on 10th November.

3rd November  In Loving Memory  4.00pm

A quiet and reflective memorial service to remember those close to us who have died.

11th November  Remembrance Sunday

Our services and events for Remembrance Sunday begin at the War Memorial outside the Guildhall at 10.45am before moving down to St Disen’s Church for the Remembrance Service.

Then in the afternoon there is a Remembrance Concert in St Disen’s Church starting at 3.30pm.  Helen Boxer will be playing Bach’s cello suites No. 1 and No. 4.

Refreshments will be available after both the memorial service and the concert.

Further information on these and all our services and events for November can be found in our What’s On section.

 

Baptisms of Ali and Jos

We were so pleased to welcome mum Ali and son Jos into the church family on Sunday October 20th when they were baptised by Revd Olly Mears.  A special day.

Harvest Festival

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Very many thanks to all those who decorated the church so beautifully for our Harvest Festival Service….. and for all your lovely contributions throughout the year.  Many visitors comment on them!

Thank you, too, to all who provided a delicious three course lunch (for forty people!) after the service.

An extra Harvest collection for CHAT— one of our regular charities.


 

 

Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations to Pauline and Tom Evans who celebrated their Diamond Wedding last month.  They marked the occasion with a lovely ‘Open House’ tea party for their many friends and family.

Baptism of Maci Louise

We were delighted to welcome Maci together with her family, godparents and friends to St Disen’s on Sunday 29th September, when she was baptised by Revd Olly Mears.

Church Gift Week

Thank you so much to all who contributed to Church Gift Week.  Your donations are much appreciated and necessary!    Together we raised £3,203.27.  Fantastic!

All the money will be spent on repairs and improvements to the church and church hall.