It was wonderful to see so many people at the Christmas Carol Service in Horsham Market on Saturday morning (16th December). Wonderful music from the Slinfold Concert Band, and Rev Simon Shorey from St Mark’s sharing the Good News of Jesus. Thanks to the Horsham Market team and especially Sam Albrow who provided the PA system. Nine different Churches represented amongst the leading and stewarding team. Horsham Churches working together to share the message of Christmas!
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.
Horsham Churches Together is about ‘Walking Together, Working Together and Worshipping Together.’ Last night, hosted by Kingdom Faith Church, we worshipped together, praying over the towns and villages of Horsham.
We’re delighted to be hosting our next HCT Prayer and Worship event at Kingdom Faith on Sunday 26th November from 6pm. This is a great opportunity for the Churches to come together in worship and to pray for the town and villages of Horsham.
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.
You can download a flyer for this event here
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.