You are all welcome to our Christingle service and Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and to our Christmas Day service of Holy Communion. You can find details below under dates to note or here.
The new Becket News is here, a little earlier than usual to include details of Christmas services at St Thomas Becket. In addition to regular content, our roving reporters have been off to Australia and Ethiopia. Read how they fared online or pick up your copy in church.
Two more days till our Carol Service in Hamburg this Saturday, 12 December at 6pm. Everyone is invited to come, stop, listen, sing and pray.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said that the “Just War” criteria have been met to justify military action against Daesh (IS, ISIL, ISIS) in Syria, reports ACNS, but he warned that merely bombing Daesh targets would “confirm their dreadful belief that what they are doing is the will of God.” He called for a holistic approach to tackling Daesh, which should include a “global theological component”. Read the full story on the ACNS website.
Join Mother’s Union this Friday, 4 December 2015, from 6 pm to 8 pm for a Christmas Singalong with all the carols and songs that didn’t make it into the Carol Service, and more. For more information, please see the flier.
The December Church Wanderers walk will be on Saturday 5 December - a week earlier than usual to avoid clashes with the many Church and non-church events we all have in our diaries at this time of year. We meet at Altona Station in front of the Reise Zentrum at 9:20 in time to get our Schleswig-Holstein tickets to ITZEHOE, dep. 9:40 and arriving in Itzehoe at 10:23. At Itzehoe we should be able to enjoy a short walk in the woods, a visit to their Christmas Market and coffee/tea in a restaurant with the charming name „Himmel und Hölle.“ At this time of year, of course, much depends on the weather, so if you are coming, dress up warm and bring some food and drink to keep you going until we reach the first Bratwurst or Glühwein stand! Please let Nicki Schiller know by 9 p.m. on Friday 4 December if you plan to come - tel 04104 695537 or 0176 30 393 063.