Monthly Letter

Dear Friends

As government restrictions are changing regularly, please do check our website for services. On Christmas Eve we will be having our Crib Service at 4pm, either outside – or each family in their own pew. Some pews will be roped off to maintain safe distances. 1130pm we will be having midnight mass at Brookland Church, where we can  worship and listen to carols. Snargate are hoping to have a Christmas Day Service at 9am, but you will need to book first(sylviascooper@aol.co.uk)

But it does not mean we cannot have fun ! We have kindly been donated 2 Christmas Trees . One will be outside the Church. Let’s make this a community tree – by adding your own decorations as you pass. The other will be a prayer tree where you can put your prayer on a bauble and attach to the tree.

 As a community you are also invited to add any Christmas decorations to the grass area in front of the church and be part of creating Brookland Winterwonderland ! We are also going to turn the porch into a crib scene – so if anyone wishes to help make animals or characters – please phone me 07747 142115. We need your help !  If you have decorations, (or want to make a donation), but are unable to do it yourself – then give me a ring. Christmas may be different- but we can still make it special.

We are also delighted to receive a grant from KCC Councillor Tony Hills to help towards this project. It is very much appreciated, and I am sure will help to lift the mood!

Every Saturday in December (5th,12th,19th) from 10am-12 we are collecting new toys and food  (at church) for those in need locally, which will be distributed by the Romney Marsh Community Support Hub.

If you are in need of support please contact me confidentially on 01797 343977 or my mobile,  or the Hub on 01797 208590.

Let us all do our bit to make sure that everyone has the opportunity of comfort and joy this Christmas. Joy with our own unique Winterwonderland, and comfort in making sure support is offered to those who need it.

The reason for the season will still shine through. This year more than ever, I am reminded of the humility of Jesus being born in a bleak stable, no toys or decorations, just the odd cow or sheep for company. And yet 2000 years later we are still talking about that day and celebrating his life. So be encouraged that the most amazing things can come out of very humble occasions.

So as we go into the New Year carry with you comfort and joy………and you never know, we may just have a summer carol service and barbeque to look forward to !!

Every blessing

Revd Shuna

 

 


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