THE STAR IS BORN...

Celebrate this Christmas

THE STAR IS BORN

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of a baby 2000 years ago in Bethlehem to a young couple called Mary and Joseph. The birth of that baby in a manger was the humblest of births, nothing like the big celebration of a ‘Star’ that we might expect. But his birth changed the world, and his name was Jesus.

The first people to meet him were poor shepherds; later some Magi (who we often call ‘Wise Men’) bringing gifts came to visit him. They recognised that the birth of this baby was special, he was the ‘Star’ but no ordinary Star.

How will you respond to the birth of the ‘Star’ of the Christmas story? The invitation to celebrate his birth is what Christmas is really all about and he even invites us, you and me, to meet him afresh today.

You are very welcome to celebrate Christmas with your local church, St John’s Stoke, come and join us for one of our Christmas Services.

Happy Christmas!

Mark Woodward Rector
Nick Hill Curate

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ANNUAL SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE

Saturday 14th Dec @ 3pm
A time to reflect, remember and light a candle in memory of loved ones, followed by refreshments.

15

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

Sunday 15th Dec @ 6pm
Carols by candlelight, with a contemporary feel, followed by refreshments.

22

MESSY NATIVITY SERVICE

Sunday 22nd Dec @ 4pm
A great opportunity for kids to dress up and discover the nativity story in a fresh way through crafts, activities, stories, singing and refreshments.

24

CHRISTMAS EVE

Christingle Service @ 4pm
Make your own Christingle.

Midnight Holy
Communion @ 11pm
C​ome and celebrate Jesus – the STAR is born.

25

CHRISTMAS DAY

Family Celebration @ 10am

Holy Communion @ 11am

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Welcome to St John's Stoke.
Vibrant, Spirit-led church in Guildford

St John’s Stoke is a vibrant, Spirit-led church, excited about Jesus. We offer you a very warm welcome to the church family. We have big vision for the growth of the church, passion to reach the community and huge excitement for all that God is doing here amongst us.

Come and join us on this great adventure; we’d love to meet you.

Mark and Nicki

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Start date is Wednesday 22nd January 7.30pm

Call the St John’s Office on 01483 574562.