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St Johns Church Harpenden
December 2019

Sunday 1st December 2019 08:00Holy Communion
09:30Parish Communion
15:45Faith and Light (in the Parish Hall)
18:30Advent Hymns and readings

With festive refreshments

Monday 2nd December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer
20:00Advent Meditation

In the Church hall (committee room)

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer
Wednesday 4th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
09:30Holy Communion

A 'Said' Holy Communion, held in the Lady Chapel (behind the altar)

17:00Evening Prayer
19:30Mothers' Union Bring & Share party
20:00Night Prayer

Short candlelit prayer service with reflection on a favourite advent hymn.

Thursday 5th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
10:30Advent Book Club

This Advent, we’re encouraging you to be Surprised by Joy, and join us in reading renowned author, C S Lewis’, autobiography of his journey from Atheism to Christianity.  Do pick up a copy of the book, read it, and join us to discuss the themes and questions raised by the book for those exploring faith today.  There will be two opportunities to join us for discussion, each lasting about 1hr: 10.30am Thursday 5th December & 8pm Thursday 12th December.  For further details contact Berkeley

13:30Little Acorns

In the Parish Hall

Next one: Thursday 9 January 2020

17:00Evening Prayer
19:00Explorer Scouts Carol service in Church
20:00Advent Book Group meeting

At a Parishioner's home - contact the Parish Office for details

Friday 6th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
16:30Aldwickbury School Carol Service
17:00Evening Prayer
Sunday 8th December 2019 08:00Holy Communion
09:30Parish Communion
11:30Family Baptism
18:30Evensong
Monday 9th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer
20:00Advent Meditation

In the Committee Room

Tuesday 10th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer
Wednesday 11th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
09:30Holy Communion

A 'Said' Holy Communion, held in the Lady Chapel (behind the altar)

14:00St Luke’s Cell meeting

At a Parishioners Home, contact the Parish Office for more information

17:00Evening Prayer
20:00Night Prayer in Lady Chapel

With reflection on an Advent hymn

20:00Beer & Carols at the Engineer Pub
Thursday 12th December 2019 00:00Parish Hall is a General Election Polling station
08:30Morning Prayer
12:00Soup4TheSoul: Holy Communion

Please contact the Parish Office if you need a lift

in the Committee Room this month

12:30Soup4TheSoul: Soup

In the Committee Room

17:00Evening Prayer
19:00Roundwood Park School Concert

In Church

20:00Advent Book Club

This Advent, we’re encouraging you to be Surprised by Joy, and join us in reading renowned author, C S Lewis’, autobiography of his journey from Atheism to Christianity.  Do pick up a copy of the book, read it, and join us to discuss the themes and questions raised by the book for those exploring faith today.  There will be two opportunities to join us for discussion, each lasting about 1hr: 10.30am Thursday 5th December & 8pm Thursday 12th December.  For further details contact Berkeley

Friday 13th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
15:00Tea at 3 Christmas special (in the Parish Hall)

Friendly companionship over a cup of tea, homemade cakes and sandwiches. Special Christmas music from the Grove Junior's choir.

Please contact the Parish Office if you need a lift.

17:00Evening Prayer
Saturday 14th December 2019 10:30Coffee Concert: Roger Carter (Organ)

Free Advent and Christmas themed organ concert and coffee.

Sunday 15th December 2019 08:00Holy Communion
09:30All-age Communion service with Nativity Play

Led by members of the Junior Church.  Ideal for children

18:30Community Carol Service

A service of 9 lessons and carols followed by mulled wine and mince pies

Monday 16th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer
20:00Hardynge Choir Carol concert (in Church)

More at http://www.hardyngechoir.org/future-concerts.html?LMCL=Dg_K4d

20:00Advent Meditation

In the church hall (committee room)

Tuesday 17th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer
Wednesday 18th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
09:30Holy Communion

A 'Said' Holy Communion, held in the Lady Chapel (behind the altar)

17:00Evening Prayer
20:00Night Prayer

Short candlelit prayer service with reflection on a favourite advent hymn.

Thursday 19th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer
Friday 20th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer
Sunday 22nd December 2019 08:00Holy Communion
09:30Parish Communion
18:30Evensong
Monday 23rd December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer
Tuesday 24th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
15:00Walking to Bethlehem (meet in Southdown [more...])

Telling the Christmas story as we walk through Southdown. Meet by the Christmas tree on the green opposite the Co-op and end at St John’s. Ideal for children.

17:00Evening Prayer
23:30Midnight Mass (More..)

Our midnight  service - always popular, so come early for a good seat ... Incense will used

Wednesday 25th December 2019 Christmas Day
08:00Christmas Day Parish Eucharist

The first of our two Christmas Day services.  Quieter and more contemplative - but still very welcoming

09:30Christmas Day Parish Eucharist

The second, and most popular, of our Christmas Day services.  As always, we welcome both our regulars and those who are visiting (whether from nearby or far away).  This service is ideal for Children

17:00Evening Prayer
Thursday 26th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer
Friday 27th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer
Sunday 29th December 2019 08:00Holy Communion
09:30Parish Communion
16:00Hark the Herald!

A short family-friendly gathering singing carols and unwrapping the Christmas story some more. Including festive refreshments. (Ideal for children)

Monday 30th December 2019 08:30Morning Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer
Tuesday 31st December 2019 New Years Eve
08:30Morning Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer