Christmas is coming!


I haven’t seen the new sci-fi film Arrival yet, but I love that moment in sci-fi films when contact is first made with an alien species. In War of the Worlds there is a fierce storm and electrical disturbance as the alien pods are shot down to earth. In Independence Day there is the moment when the huge space ship hovers over the city and everyone is goggle-eyed with astonishment. We are fascinated by the idea of the first moment of contact with some alien species from a planet millions of miles away. At Christmas we celebrate an event both more ordinary and yet more extraordinary by far. The first direct moment of contact, not with a creature from another world, but with the Creator of all the worlds. The infinite becoming finite, the eternal entering time. This is the most astonishing close encounter possible. The most momentous event in all history was when the Creator of the Worlds came, when Jesus, the Son of God, was born as a baby among us. 

If you would like to celebrate this event with us then please do.

We worship every Sunday morning at 10.30 a.m.

We have Messy Church for adults and children at 4.00 p,m. on Sunday 18th Dec.

On Christmas Eve there is a service of Holy Communion a 11.30 p.m.

On Christmas Day we have a short service of celebration for all the family at 10.00 a.m.

With every blessing

Noel Sharp

Minister of Christ Church Tetbury