St Thomas the Apostle, Parish Church of Groombridge, East Sussex, United Kingdom Diosese of Chichester

2016 Services in December

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Sunday 4th December 9:30 am
The Second Sunday of Advent

As we look for His coming in glory, let us walk in the light of the Lord!

Lord God, let your blessing come upon us as we light our Advent candles week by week. 

May their light be a sign of Christ’s promise to bring us to salvation.

Parish CommunionSunday 11th December 9:30 am
The Third Sunday of Advent

As the joyful time of Christmas draws near, let us come together to share our sense of anticipation and awe.

Let us seek ways of deepening and enriching our worship and prayer, remembering also that Christ will come again.

Let us make sure we are on watch and ready.

Parish CommunionSunday 18th December 9:30 am
The Fourth Sunday of Advent

The promise of Advent is about to be fulfilled, the waiting almost over for another year, for Mary, and for us. 

It must have been a relief for Mary to have Elizabeth to talk to because she would understand about angelic visits – she’d had one herself! 

God’s provision for those who serve him is always there and often unexpected.

Church ServiceSunday 18th December 5:00 pm - Carol Service


Midnight MassSaturday 24th December 4:00 pm - Christmas Eve
Sunday School Nativity Service


Midnight MassSaturday 24th December 11:30 pm - Christmas Eve
Midnight Mass The First Communion of Christmas

Since the beginning, God has spoken — through the beauty of creation, through the example of the prophets, through God’s journey with his people.

In Jesus, God’s eternal Word became life, became for us our peace and joy, good news and salvation.

Let us come together to worship the one who spoke the Word, our God, the Father of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.


Christmas DaySunday 25th December 9:30 am - Christmas Day
The Second Communion of Christmas

We come together to worship God on this special day, and to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Son and Word of God, who speaks to us of God’s glory and peace and love now and for ever.

Let us greet one another in remembrance of the Word with us, and with the peace which passes all understanding.

There are no more services in church this month and we wish you a Happy and Peaceful New Year.

Revd Sharon Francis MA BTh - The Vicarage, 4 The Close, Corseley Road, Groombridge TN3 9SE
Telephone 01892 864265
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