Dear Community of Istead Rise
As we know, this year many of our lives have been turned upside and disrupted in ways we could never have imagined at the beginning of 2020. For many this Christmas will just not be the same, and for some they will be unable to join loved ones at this special time of the year. In order to adapt to all the challenges, we face as a community we at St Barnabas will be adapting our services and joining the celebration of the birth of Jesus in a slightly different way this year.
Our Carol Service will be completely online this year and will come from our Mission Partner, Compassion and will go live at 6.30pm on Sunday 13th December on our You Tube Channel. Please join us HERE to follow the service and please note this is online only!
Our Multimedia Nativity Service is a joint venture between our Children Church Jigsaw and Istead Rise Primary School. The service will be in Church and Online on our You Tube Channel at 10am on Sunday 20th December. Please join us HERE to follow the service and please note this is online only!
Our family-friendly Christingle @ Home Service will be completely online this year using Zoom, this is so we can all make our Christingles together @ home and then see each other as we light our Christingles together. We will be making Christingle packs to help everyone prepare for the service. Sign up for a FREE Christingle pack, with everything you need to make your own Christingles @ home.
Please email by 14th December firstname.lastname@example.org to register, get the zoom link, collection details, quantity etc. Please note this service is online only! Christmas Eve 4.30pm
On Christmas Day at 10am we will be having our All Age Service with Shortened Communion Including Live Stream on You Tube, join us HERE.
We really hope you are able to join us for worship this Christmas. May I on behalf of the community of St Barnabas Church wish you a Merry Christmas and very Happy and Blessed New Year.
Revd Andrew Vaughan
Vicar St Barnabas Church Istead Rise
“Making Jesus Known”