The Horsham Churches Together Christmas Carol Concert will take place on Saturday 16th December 2023. Our friends from the Slinfold Concert Band will be playing music from around 11am, with the Carol Service starting at 11.30am. Wrap up warm, come along, enjoy the Horsham Market and start your Christmas in singing well known carols!
Duggie Dug Dug is something of a legend, offering activities for children and families across the UK for many years. He’s returning with his team to St John’s in Broadbridge Heath (RH12 3LD) for a family friendly Nativity Service to launch the programme of Christmas activities . The event starts at 10.30am and you can just turn up – no need to book! After the service, at 11.45, there will be a Mini Christmas Market with snacks and gifts available. Great way to kick off your family Christmas!
The decision to hold COP 28 in the United Arab Emirates has attracted criticism from many groups who have an interest in addressing climate change. UAE, which is perceived to have a strong vested interest in continued use of fossil fuels, have also proposed that they host COP 29. Mariana Paoli, Head of Global Advocacy at Christian Aid, said:
“There’s already too many fossil fuel lobbyists interfering with the climate negotiations. Last year at COP27 there were 636 registered, more than any single national delegation apart from the UAE. We need to draw a line in the sand and see these interests removed from the talks, not allow one of the world’s biggest oil producers the job of hosting the meeting two years running. It is totally unacceptable.”
In the light of rapidly deteriorating climate stability and the growing emergency which is impacting every nation across the world, we are encouraging you to pray for good outcomes from this conference.
At 8am every morning during COP28, from 30 Nov to 12 Dec, Green Christian will be 10 minutes of prayer and reflection, focusing on the theme of the day. This will be on Zoom and led by our chaplain, Revd Andrew Norman. To register to join the prayer sessions, click here.
Christmas Concert in support of Horsham Matters. To buy tickets click here (link to Horsham Matters Website)
Venue: St Margaret’s Church, Warnham,
Date / Time: Saturday, November 25th at 7.30pm
The St Margaret’s Church Winter Concert with the Farlingtonic Choir directed by Jane Thomas, featuring dazzling clarinet duo:
Paula Streeter & Marian Oborne and sensational cabaret soprano – Lucy Moir!
Also featuring dancers, singers, & instrumentalists from
Retiring collection in aid of Church Activities including Children’s Outreach.
A reminder that our Lament Service, coordinated by Mark Francis, takes place at the United Reformed Church in Springfield Road, Horsham (RH12 1PT) on Wednesday 15th November. Doors will be open at 6.45pm. Please arrive in time for a 7pm start. This event will be around 30 minutes and is open to everyone as a time of reflection and lament for the ongoing damage to our planet and the developing climate emergency.
A downloadable copy of the flyer is here.
A poem by Rabbi Irwin Winkler was read before a moment of silence in the Carfax marking 105 years since the signing of the Armistice. Hundreds of people in the middle of the market pausing to be part of the act of remembrance. Prayers for peace, thanks for those we remember, and for those who continue to serve led by Rev Canon Lisa Barnett.
Details of the events for Remembrance Sunday including the civic service are here
Horsham Matters will be hosting a Christmas concert on Friday 8th December at The Drill Hall on Denne Road in Horsham. It will be a night of Christmas cheer and promises to be a fantastic event which will feature local talent, including the contemporary gospel choir, Singergy, community choir, Big Notes, and local legend Jodie Munday. Doors open at 6:30pm with the concert starting at 7:00pm. There will be a bar providing mulled wine and mince pies. As well as a life-size advent calendar with some amazing raffle prizes! Tickets are £8 per person, and can be purchased online here (link to Horsham Matters’ website) or at ‘Love it Again’ shop on West Street in Horsham town centre. All monies raised will help fund the work the charity does in the local community. For more information, please email email@example.com.