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ADVENT WINDOWS 2021
Look for our exciting Window Trail around the estate. people will LIGHT up their window on the appropriate day so that you can do a trail around the estate on Christmas eve. We also have a Facebook Page St Cuthberts Advent Windows which will put a reflection to each window. 
December Advent Windows 1st-24th Dec 2021 
Advent Windows Christmas Carols
1. The Angel Gabriel from heaven came-
2. Once in Royal David’s city-
3. Angels from the realms of glory. -
4. Deck the Halls with boughs of holly-
5. O Holy Night-
6. Ding Dong Merrily on High-
7. God rest ye merry gentlemen-
8. Hark the herald angels sing -
9. It came upon a midnight clear
10.  A boy is born in Bethlehem
11. In the bleak mid-winter-
12. O come all ye faithful
13. Away in a Manger,
14. Joy to the World 
15. I saw three ships on Christmas Day
16. Holly and the Ivy-
17. O Little town of Bethlehem-
18. See amid the winter snow-
19. Silent Night-
20. The first Noel-
21. The Little Drummer boy-
22. While shepherd watched their flocks by night-
23. We three Kings of orient are
24. See him lying in a bed of straw
DEC 4th 11-3pm ARTISAN FAIR WITH FATHER CHRISTMAS GROTTO (in the community room £6 with photo or £3 without.) come and support local traders many who live on the estate, lets help them this christmas and be Eco friendly by cutting down air miles. Scouse and Fresh Coffee with Cream available. 
 
DEC 11th CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS PARTY (1pm) Its Party time, entertainment food dancing, games and lots of fun. £6 book in with Kim 

Food Banks take a wide range of food items and a typical parcel will include cereal, soup, pasta, rice, pasta sauce, beans, tinned meat, tinned veg, tea and coffee, tinned fruit and biscuits. Please do not bring huge packs of rice or pasta 1Kg + as we cannot give them out. Please do not provide food with alcohol as again they cannot be given out eg Mince Pies with brandy! We do encourage you to think about treats such as chocolate or advent calendars as we move towards Christmas. 

Food Banks have worked with nutritionists to develop a food parcel that contains sufficient nutrition for adults and children, for at least three days of healthy, balanced meals for individuals and families.

On top of that they also take in a variety of non-food items, such as toiletries and hygiene products, including;

  • Toiletries – deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, shaving gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, hand wipes

  • Household items – laundry liquid detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid

  • Feminine products – sanitary towels and tampons

  • Baby supplies – nappies, baby wipes and baby food.

  • ST Cuthberts is a donation Church and we regularly take donations to food bank every sunday evening.

FOODBANK COLLECTIONS 

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This year where going bigger and its Advent Windows!

 

Here in St Cuthberts we are looking forward to our Advent windows. This is a new way of engaging with our community and gently spreading God's message, whilst participating in our community in a new and exciting way. In essence we are making our parishes into a life size Advent calendar and hopefully we will walk through them too!

 

Each day at 6pm throughout Advent, a different household will unveil their decorated windows to display a Christian Christmas Carol. (See list below). They will light it up in some way (even if it’s just the rooms normal light) so that it can be seen by the path or road outside.

For those of you who are on Facebook, there will be a special page linked to St Cuthberts page that will be for the Advent Windows this will place each day’s window at 6 pm so those of you who prefer to do the trail from the comfort of your home, this is the Facebook page for you! There will be a small reflection too as we look at each days Carol. Something to help us slow down even if for a few moments. 

I am also hoping that some parents may like to take their children around the trail (all 24 houses or more if more sign up) which will be around the estate and they can also see the the Angel scarecrows as they go. The Trail will be available at the back of church and on the Facebook page (Roads only no numbers of houses).

It is a wonderful way of telling God's story through images in the windows and showing God's love through hospitality to your neighbours and wider community.

I hope this becomes a new tradition in the parish and that we will spread Christ's love in an interesting and caring way to our community.

 Advent Windows

2021 Christmas Carols

  1.  The Angel Gabriel from heaven came

  2.  Once in Royal David’s city

  3.  Angels from the realms of glory

  4.  Deck the Halls with boughs of holly

  5.  O Holy Night

  6.  Ding Dong Merrily on High

  7.  God rest ye merry gentlemen

  8.  Hark the herald angels sing

  9.  It came upon a midnight clear

  10.  A boy is born in Bethlehem

  11.  In the bleak mid-winter

  12.  O come all ye faithful

  13.  Away in a Manger

  14.  Joy to the world

  15.  I saw three ships on Christmas day

  16.  Holly and the Ivy

  17.  O Little town of Bethlehem

  18.  See amid the winter snow

  19.  Silent Night

  20.  The first Noel

  21.  The Little Drummer boy

  22.  While shepherd watched their flocks by night

  23.  We three Kings of Orient are

  24.  See Him lying in a bed of straw (Calypso Carol)

The idea is that you pick a day that you will base your window on, so, if you pick day 14 you will base your window on Joy to the world- Try not to display/light up your window until the 14th.Dec (you don't have to do every window just your own.)  Try to then display your window every day following your light-up date until Christmas so that those doing the trail of windows can find the Window for each song.

 You do not change your window every day - you pick one day and stick with it. If you have picked day 24 you will not display your window until the 24th Dec! but you may want to put parts together that you will display until then but something must be different on the 24th. Dec.

please send a picture of your Window to revlauraleatherbarrow@gmail.com or what's app her so that she can place it on the St Cuthberts Advent Windows Page on Facebook and write a reflection for it. Do send her the picture at least 24 hours ahead of the day if possible. 

I hope you all have fun and get creative! 

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