St Faith's Church, Walsworth, Hitchin
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Details of our regular services can be found at Services at St Faith's page. Details of other planned events are shown below:-

Tuesday 1st December - 7 pm to 10 pm : Mothers Union Meeting - 'Christmas Dinner at the Sun Hotel'
Mothers' Union is a worldwide Christian fellowship of over 4 million members in 83 countries. We deliver Christian care for families’ right at the heart of communities. Membership of Mothers' Union is about being part of a dynamic, friendly organisation that goes the extra mile. Here at St. Faith's our branch, founded in 1959, has 26 enrolled members and always welcomes visitors. Our meetings are on the 1st Tuesday of the month, starting with a service, usually Communion, at 7 pm and followed by a meeting from 7.45pm - 9.30pm. We have a yearly programme which includes speakers on a variety of interesting subjects, some Mothers' Union related, informal member’s evenings, a summer trip out to a garden and Christmas Dinner at a local hotel.

If you would like to find out more about Mothers' Union you are most welcome to come along to a meeting; check out our St Faiths website page or contact Mary Goose, Branch Leader, on 01462 435605.

Saturday 5th December - 9:30 am to 1:30 pm : Church House Coffee Morning
St Faiths have a use of Church house for a coffee morning. There are more stalls to rummage through and all money raised goes towards supporting the upkeep and running of the St Faith’s church.  You can also get drinks, delicious cakes and other refreshments from St Faith’s church members.

Thursday 10th December - 2:30 pm to 4 pm : Thursday Fellowship

Thursday Fellowship meets twice a month on the second and fourth Thursday afternoon of the month at 2.30p.m.  The meetings usually start with a short act of worship followed by a speaker, demonstration, discussion etc and also occasional outings. The meetings are open to all ages; both men and women and new members or visitors are always welcome. For further information please phone 01462431037 or 01452432480.

Saturday 12th December - 10 am to 12 noon :  Coffee Morning and Cake Stall

St Faith’s hold a coffee morning on the second Saturday of each month. You can have a tea, coffee and cakes and even take one home with you to share with the family. On some days there is also some live entertainment. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday 15th December - 8 pm to 9:30 pm : After Eights : Chill out & Chat evening with food
After Eights meet every 3rd Tuesday in the month in the Church, from 8pm to 9:30pm, except August and we have two meetings a year away from the Church. There are generally about 20 of us, both men and women of all ages and we get together to hear speakers on relevant and interesting topics. Sometimes we get to have a go at some arty or crafty work or go out visiting places of interest. The first meeting out is usually to a place of local interest, when families and friends are invited and the second is our annual meal out where we visit a local - or at least nearby - pub or restaurant. We would love to welcome new members and everyone will be made to feel at home so please feel free to come along. Or you could give Penny Mitchell a ring on 01462 624369.

 20th December at 4 pm : Service Nine Lessons & Carols
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols tells the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with singing of Christmas Carol, Hymns and choir music. It's a very popular service in which everyone can participate and it really helps to get everyone in the mood for Christmas.

24th December at 4 pm : Crib Service
This service is aimed specifically for younger people and parents with prams and pushchairs.  There are popular carols and the nativity story is told.  This is a very good way for younger people to start their preparation for the following day – Christmas Day. The Music Group will be playing for this service.

Thursday 24th December at 11:30 pm : Midnight Mass
This is a very important and well attended service for St Faith’s.  The service starts at 1130 pm and the church is lit with candles. We celebrate anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ with carols, readings, prayers and Holy Communion. It's a very special night of the year and there is a great atmosphere in the church – everyone is welcome to join us.

Friday 25th December at 9:30 am :
Christmas Day Festival Communion Service 
The Christmas Day service marks the birth of Jesus, the son of God in a stable in Bethlehem.  The service starts slightly later than usual since many people will have been at the midnight service. There are popular Christmas carols, the nativity story and prayers within the service.

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