On Friday 21st December, following the preparation of Lanterns at
4:00 pm in Saint Paul’s Church, Tadley, there will be a procession to
the Immanuel Centre to hear the story of Christmas. There will be an
opportunity to visit the Crib containing live animals. Music will be
provided by the Tadley Concert Brass for the singing of Carols and
there will be a reception with Mince Pies and Hot Drinks.
On Saturday 15th December at 3:00 pm at St Oswald's Burghfield Common there will be carols,
followed by a children’s party. Parents are asked to bring a plate of
suitable food plus a named gift for their child/children.
The tradition of Las Posadas commemorates Mary and Joseph's difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem going from "inn to inn" (Las Posadas). For nine nights ( representing nine months of Mary's pregnancy) from 15th December a simple Advent service will be held each night in parishioner’s homes . The idea is to invite friends/family/neighbours to share in getting ready for Jesus; hospitality/food may be offered after (but not compulsory!). A representation of a pregnant Mary and Joseph will travel from house to house according to the rota. The aim is to find a host for this special couple for every one of the 9 nights- everyone from St Michael's and St Oswald's is welcome to be part of this special event.To volunteer for this a rota is in the back of both our churches.
Contact Pam Darroch 0118 981105 for more information.