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Advent Carol Service

6.30pm Sunday 1st December, St.Oswald’s Church. A service of music, readings and prayers to mark the start of Advent. We hope that this and other services will help you to understand more fully the way in which the Advent message enlightens us all. Do please join us for this special occasion.

Christmas Coffee &  Mince Pie morning

Saturday 7th December 10am -12.00 noon  at the Reading Room, Snelston in aid of church funds: everyone is welcomed. There will also  be a raffle on the day.

Ossie’s Kitchen

Tuesday 26th November, 4-6 pm. Come and be sociable and enjoy a good meal.

Clifton School’s Christmas fair 

Friday 29th November at 6pm. There’ll be lots of Christmas market stalls to help you to get ready for Christmas. Come and support us!

St. Oswald’s Church social gathering

Friday 29th November, 7.30pm. St.Oswald’s Church Centre, £8 each. Wine, cheese and videos of old Ashbourne! Meet your fellow parishioners and try your luck in the raffle!

Sign-up sheets in the South Transept, or tickets from the Parish Office (Claire, 01335 343052).

Grand Draw.   Stalls.  Lots of fun games   Afternoon Teas.

Opportunity to meet your neighbour!!

Breakfast Church.

Sunday 8th December, 9 till 9.40am in St Oswald’s Church Centre. God, a bacon butty (cereals, toast..), and a fresh mug of coffee (or tea, juice). Come and make a Christingle!

Carol Singing

Please feel able to come along and join us as we sing Carols in our local community. Look out for a signing-up sheet in St.Oswald’s South Transept.

Tuesday 10/12 @ 2.30pm - Chatsworth Court

Friday 13/12 @ 2.30pm - Ashbourne Lodge

Tuesday 17/12 @ 6.00pm - Dove House

Wednesday 18/12 @ 2.00pm - The Leys

Waiting for dates and times for - St Oswald's Hospital and 

Eliot Lodge (near Sainsburys)

Contact: Lindsay Walker 07971802671/01335 343194/ lindsay.walker@hotmail.co.uk 

Julian Meetings (first Thursday, each month)

These are non-denominational gatherings for contemplative prayer, usually lasting around 30 minutes. The members take it in turns to lead which means a brief introduction/reading which leads into 20 minutes of silence. There is then a final prayer/reflection/poem to close. Often music is used to lead into and out of the silence. There is no "line", no right or wrong way to be, and no prescribed way of doing the meeting. The meetings are named after Mother Julian of Norwich, the 14C nun who wrote one of the earliest books in English describing her experience and visions of the Love of God when sick and close to death. The manuscript was found and published in the 19C as 'The Revelations of Divine Love' and has never been out of print since. For more information see: https://thejulianmeetings.net