Many people are so used to the nativity story, to staged and somewhat sanitised pictures and nativity plays of Mary & Joseph with their newborn baby, Shepherds & Kings, even hovering Angels, that it can be hard to connect with the meaning behind the story. That meaning is pretty staggering, that God so loved the world he decided not to leave it to turn in upon itself and to destroy itself (under the ravages of human sin), but to come down and be born in human flesh, to redeem it, to rescue it - and you and I. As we celebrate Christmas and into the new year with Epiphany, do celebrate with us the wonderful mystery that God should reveal his goodness and favour in this way.

E-mail: office@croftonparish.org.uk Office telephone number: 01329 661154 (Mondays to Fridays 9 am to 1 pm)

Coffee, Cake & Chat

If you have any questions about faith and the church, we would love you to join us at Donny's Cafe on the 13th January 2015. if you would like to come, or would like to find out more information please contact the church office on 01329 661154 or email office@croftonparish.org.uk. Please note the second sesssion is on the 27th January not as on the flyer.

Messy Church

Messy Church is church with a difference - a family-friendly time of fun, games, food and craft.  It’s on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 3.30 – 5.50pm in Holy Rood Church, so great to come along right after collecting the children from school. The next one is on Wednesday 11th February, there is no Messy Church in January. We start with an hour of games and craft activities, then a celebration with songs and a Bible story, then a hot meal together – so no need to think what to cook for tea on Messy Church days! To find out more contact the church office, 01329 661154 or email office@croftonparish.org.uk

Little Fish Toddler Groups

Little Fish is a toddler group for parents and carers with children aged up to 3 years old. We meet at Holy Rood Church on Wednesday from 9.30am-11am and on Thursday from 10am-11.30am. There is a large selection of toys as well as a craft activity, story time and singing. The cost is £2 per family which includes refreshments for adults and children. Spaces are available now! For further details or to book a place please email littlefish@croftonparish.org.uk or ring the church office. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Causeway

The Causeway congregation gathers together on the first Sunday of the month, from 6.30pm – 7.30pm, at Holy Rood Church. Drinks are available from 6pm. This congregation is open to everyone but when we meet for worship there will be special provision for adults with learning disabilities. The great thing is that we can all learn from one another and worship is enriched when abilities, traditions and ages are mixed – enriched, that is, if we approach it with the right heart.  So do join us on the first Sunday of the month.

 

Prayer

‘You heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help’ Psalm 31:22
Every day there is prayer going on in this church for all kinds of different people and situations. Some are anxious about family members, or facing illness, unemployment or money problems. If you would like prayer for any situation please click on the Prayer Requests button and email prayer@croftonparish.org.uk  You don’t have to give your name if you’d rather not, but please be assured that anything you say or share with us will be treated in the strictest confidence. If you would like one of the clergy to pray for you at home that can also be arranged. Outside of office hours please email our clergy: clergy@croftonparish.org.uk