Weekly news for 19.12.21

Dear Friends

News of all the Christmas services is here.

Do please also check in with the facebook page www.facebook.com/ccpitsmoor/   and website  www.pitsmoor.church/  during the week as things do change!

A little word

By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.                         Luke 1.78-79

As Advent draws to a close and we turn our minds to Christmas, I was struck again by the lovely story of the birth of John the Baptist. Zechariah, his father, has been struck mute and after John’s naming his tongue is freed, and he pours out a song of praise all about God’s rescuing. It is the wonder after the longing and waiting. As we hear the Christmas story again may your longing be fulfilled.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for hopes and dreams answered
  • for those who have been bereaved in the last year
  • those planning shelter and hospitality for the vulnerable at Christmas


In-Church worship Sunday at 10am. Scratch Nativity.

Come dressed as a character from the story.

Face coverings please and be especially conscious of how some people will still want to be cautious.

No live-stream of this service.

6.30pm Carols by Candlelight

Readings and carols to tell the wonder of the Christmas story.

You can also watch by live-stream on the church facebook page.

As an extra precautionary measure, and to minimise the risk of spoiling Christmas plans we are not doing refreshments after the services. Sorry.

10am on Thursday

Holy Communion in Church

Christmas Services

Looking out for each other

Do you know of someone who hasn’t got back to Church after Covid for any reason? If so, could you let Sara know please: we want to get a card to all those of our family we haven’t met in the flesh yet and would hate to miss anyone.


Thank you to everyone who contributes financially to the work of the church.

If you are used to giving by the envelope scheme and would like to continue like this, please see Karen Rodgers who can give you a set of envelopes.

If you would like to know about how to give through the bank or use the Parish Giving Scheme speak to Karen (giftaid@pitmoor.church) or Bernadette (treasurer@pitsmoor.church) or Pip (vicar@pitsmoor.church).

Finally, a reminder that peoples financial circumstances change. If you have signed a gift-aid declaration, please let us know if you cease to be a taxpayer. Alternatively, if you are a taxpayer and have never signed one, please talk to us so that we can recover the tax paid on your gifts.

Donate to us with your on-line shopping

A reminder that with this link you can raise a small donation for us when you shop on-line at many places. If you sign up as a new user, we get a bonus once you have ‘earned’ £5


Gifts for the world

You could send a Christmas eCard to your friends and family this year. It’s free, easy to do, and saves on paper and postage! – https://www.tearfund.org/campaigns/christmas-ecards

Or ‘twin’ the essentials you have with the essentials others need:

If you are aware of the luxury of having rubbish collected from your doorstep:

Bin Twinning

If you love the safety and privacy of your loo, tap or fridge:

Twin Today – Toilet Twinning

Earlier news

Previous editions of this news update are on the website if you can’t find it in your in-box.