WORKING FOR YOU
ALL HALLOWS CHURCH, BARDSEY
SAINT MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH, EAST KESWICK
PAUSE FOR THOUGHT
On a recent trip to the cinema, I saw the film 'Joker'. There had been a fair amount of controversy surrounding it, so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. Whilst it is a film about the Joker, Batman’s famous nemesis, it’s a real departure from what I might have expected. There is little which links to the Marvel/DC films and certainly no fun-filled special effects.
'Joker' is a deeply powerful (and sometimes shocking) film about the human search for social acceptance in a world which is increasingly cruel and selfish. It’s also a study about the importance of kindness, one of the few virtues that shines through the film. So much so, that when I left the cinema, I felt acutely aware of my own lack of kindness at times.
CHRISTMAS SERVICES & EVENTS
Sunday, 15 December
All Hallows, 3.30 pm
Sunday, 22 December
Saint Mary Magdalene, 3.30 pm
Come to hear the Christmas story read from the King James Bible and sing the words of our best-loved Christmas Carols, to get yourself in the mood for Christmas.
Come along to both if you really love your carols.
Tuesday 24 December
Saint Mary Magdalene, 3.00 pm
All Hallows, 5.00 pm
A service especially for children - but grown-ups are welcome - telling the story of Jesus's birth, in a crib, in a stable, surrounded by the animals and the love of Mary and Joseph.
Come early to make sure you have a seat!
CHRISTMAS EVE HOLY COMMUNION
Tuesday 24 December
All Hallows & Saint Mary Magdalene, 11.30 pm
Come and celebrate this Holy Night and the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
"Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."
LUKE 2: 10-11
CHRISTMAS DAY FAMILY COMMUNION
Wednesday 25 December
All Hallows Church, 10.45 am
Come and enjoy a moment of peace with all the family, to reflect on the wonderful gift given to us by God, our saviour Christ the Lord.
Leave the bird in the oven, the presents under the tree and bring your family and friends to church to say thank you for this very special day.
The church really helps me put life in perspective, particularly when I've had a challenging week.
The Parochial Church Council publishes a monthly newsletter which is distributed free-of-charge to all households within the parish, with information about local events and activities.