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All ‘in the building’ services are cancelled until further notice. This includes everything over the Christmas period.

  • Sunday 20 December 10am – Online only
  • Sunday 20th December 6pm – Carol Service – ONLINE as planned
  • Christmas Eve 6pm – ONLINE ONLY
  • Crib Service 3pm – ONLINE ONLY AS PLANNED
  • Christmas Day 8am – cancelled
  • Christmas Day 10am – ONLINE ONLY
  • Sunday 27 Dec 10am – ONLINE only
  • Sunday 3 Jan 10am – ONLINE only

I know this is a very stressful time for everyone. Please be assured of my love and prayers.

If you are not already following us on instagram, can I encourage you to do so – stcatherinehatcham – our services will be livestreamed there and this will give you a sense of being part of church, even though we cannot gather physically.

The Lord is with us – our good Shepherd – as we walk through this dark and difficult valley. He is Emmanuel – God with us. 

With love and prayers,
Sheridan

Blue Christmas: Tuesday 15 December, 8-9pm (in church)

This reflective, thoughtful service gives your soul a little space to admit to the hard stuff about 2020 and Christmas, reflect, pray and find some headspace. You can drop in at any point between 8pm and 9pm and use the silence, prayers, poems and music at your own pace. The longer you are there, the more you’ll be able to experience, but it’s totally fine to come in for just 10 minutes or the full hour.

Sunday Mornings 6, 13, 20 and 27 December

Livestreamed at 10am, with music and a sermon, but no congregational singing. (No children’s groups)
Zoom Post Church Coffee at 11.15am. Please email us if you’d like the link.

ONLINE Carols by Candlelight Sunday 20th December, 6pm

This beautiful, heart-warming, 30-minute service will be live-streamed on Instagram. Featuring the Christmas readings, poems, soloists and musical items, as well as some of your favourite carols.

Christmas Eve Services: Thursday 24th December

Crib Service for young children & their families 3pm – LIVE ON INSTAGRAM Please join Sheridan and some friends, for a 20 minute Crib Building Nativity Story Bonanza: with songs, the “Knitted Nativity” characters and the Christmas story. Do dress as a nativity character at home if you like!

Christmas Eve Holy Communion, 6pm (note the MUCH earlier time)
Livestreamed on Instagram
Beautiful and atmospheric candlelit service of Holy Communion with carols to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Christmas Day Friday 25 December

Joy to the world, the Lord has come! Come & celebrate with us on Christmas Day.

Eucharist with carols, 10am
Livestreamed.

Please note that ALL services will be live-streamed on Instagram, please follow us @stcatherinehatcham. For more information call 0207 639 1050 or email stcatherinehatcham@gmail.com

Christmas Community Connections

Steve Carrick Davies, at Hatcham House and a ton of community groups, including the Telegraph Hill Centre have worked together to create a series of online events called “Christmas Community Connections” – take a look at the full programme here. https://www.stcatherinehatcham.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Christmas-Connections-Poster.pdf 

Haberdashers’ Federation Trust’s Carol Service

For the last few years, Sheridan has preached at Southwark Cathedral at the Haberdashers’ Federation Trust’s Carol Service. 

This year, it was all online and you can watch the whole thing here: https://www.habsfed.org.uk/

Be prepared to shed a tear or two when you see how talented and lovely the children are!

Sheridan’s “Christmas Thought” is about 25 mins in, or you can watch that by itself here:  thought for Christmas.

Christmas resources

Click here for more resources, including prayers, poems and videos.