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What's on this Christmas? 2022

We are part of Churches Together in Ash, Ash Vale and Tongham and there's lots and lots going on! Here's the list from St Mary's (Vale Road) and The Chapel (Wharf Road) - you are all invited!

Advent Evenings—Churches Together in Ash, Ash Vale & Tongham: Gather for reflections on Hope, Peace, Love and Joy with prayer, multimedia, and song. Dec 1st (St Mary’s), 7th (Holy Angels), 13th (St Peter’s), 19th (St Paul’s) 7-8pm followed by refreshments. Come to one or do them all.

26th Nov—Christmas at The Chapel on Wharf Rd: Join us 14:30-17:30 for festive fun, amazing raffle, lucky dip, free card making craft, second hand toys and more. Free admission.

10th Dec—St Nicholas Day Lantern Walk: An atmospheric lantern walk from The Chapel on Wharf Rd to St Mary’s on Vale Rd, finishing with a bonfire party, hot chocolate and sweets from St Nicholas! Text to book your staggered start time: 07730 609446 (free / donations)

11th Dec—Carols by Candlelight 6.30pm: Come and share the joy of singing our favourite Christmas Carols by candlelight at St Mary’s (Vale Rd). Let’s rejoice! (free / donations)

24th Dec—Christingle Trail (time slots start from 3pm): Make Christingle, visit the Inn, see the Wise Men, stoke the shepherd’s bonfire, and get a selfie with baby Jesus! Not forgetting Revd Neil’s pizza! St Mary's (Vale Road) Text to book 07730 609446 (Children’s Society donations)

24th Dec—Christmas Communion 11.30pm: Come and celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and the first communion of Christmas. St Mary's (Vale Road) 11:30pm start.

25th Dec: Sunday Service 10am Join us to celebrate our Lord Jesus’s birth. Children, why not bring along your favourite present to show & tell? St Mary's (Vale Road)

Christmas Donations: This year we are asking for ‘winter warmer’ donations for local food parcels please, and fundraising for Amaha We Uganda tree planting. To donate items for any of our projects contact us, or you can follow this link and select a project to support by donation. Thank you!

Keeping in touch:

Chapel Project Manager: Text or call on 07730 609446

Follow on Facebook @AshValeChapel and @StMarysAshVale

Come along in person to our Free Warm Hub on Fridays 10:00-13:00 at St Mary's (Vale Rd)

Clergy: Revd Neil on and Revd Gina Hoff on

Follow the Parishioner Magazine here: (includes Revd Neil's Christmas Letter from the Vicarage).

Happy Christmas!

We would like to thank artist Dan Austin for the amazing Christingle picture, keep an eye out for your copy through the letter box if you live in Ash Vale! #Community #ChristmasInvitation #FollowTheStar #Christmas2022 #YouAreInvited

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A generous gift

Wow - feeling very humbled this week! We were just tidying up the stock at the Food Parcels Project on Monday, and thinking about the next lot of shopping to do to make sure we can meet all the needs


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