Christmas 2018

Follow the Star 

Throughout December there will be a special Nativity Advent Rock hunt across the community, with daily challenges and reflections on the page above, and rocks released throughout December, all culminating at our Nativity and Christingle Service on Christmas Eve.

Carols Around the Christmas Tree – Saturday 8th December 5pm

Back for the second year, this great community event will include:

Start your Christmas by singing traditional Carols around the Christmas tree at Liberty Square at 5pm on the 8th December.

Hear all the schools on Kings Hill tell the Christmas story through song.

Join the Mayor and many others for this great community event generously support by Liberty Property Trust and The Salvation Army.

Why not make a lantern, to bring with you.

Through this community event will also collecting items for the  Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal at the control tower.

New toys suitable for all ages as outlined on the above link will be collected to help make sure all children receive a gift on Christmas day.

Christmas Eve: Monday 24th December
4pm – Messy Nativity and Christingle – Christmas craft activities (for those last minute gifts!) followed by a ‘scratch’ Nativity and Christingle service. Come dressed up or borrow a costume and take a starring role in Kings Hill’s very own Nativity Play. There will be mulled wine (for the adults!) and mince pies as well as a snack tea for the little ones.

11.15pm – Mid-Night Communion – For the second time in many years, a Mid-night communion takes places on Kings Hill.  Traditional Carols and Communion at a traditional time!

Monday 25th December
10am Christmas Day Family Communion – with Bishop Simon Burton-Jones the Bishop of Tonbridge (and Kings Hill resident) starting with coffee and mince pies.

On Christmas Day, 10am at the Discovery School, we will be celebrating the birth of Christ with a lively family communion service (where young and old can show off something new). Bishop Simon Burton-Jones will be speaking to us. A traditional way to start Christmas Day.  We will begin with coffee and mince pies.

Advent Bible Study

Sunday  25 Nov & 9 December – Shoesmiths Lane
2 & 16  December – The Vicarage

Come together with other members of St Gabriel’s as we journey through advent together though bible study and prayer. Each week we will pick up a different theme that moves us towards the birth of the saviour. There will be time to discuss, reflect, pray and share together. Take some time out in the busy run up to Christmas to spend deeper time with God.

A sign up sheet will be at the back of church or contact/messge if you want to come (or lead a session, material will be provided)