The season of Advent is a season of preparation, as we draw close to welcoming the Christ Child. Advent incorporates the four Sundays preceding Christmas. The themes of Advent are Hope, Joy, Peace and Love.
Here are the events in the parish. Please feel welcome to join us.
Advent 1: Dressing the Christmas Tree On Sunday 27 November at 9.30am we begin the season of Advent by dressing the Christmas Tree. We explore the meanings behind the traditional Christmas decorations. This service will be at All Souls, Clevedon.
Sanctuary - St James Concert: The French Connection On Sunday 27 November at 7.30pm we will have the last of our Sanctuary - St James concert series in All Souls Clevedon. Jonathan Cohen, Principal Clarinettist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, joins his friends Dr Luca Manghi, Principle Flute of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and David Kelly, Principal Répétiteur for New Zealand Opera. Together these three superb musicians will offer an evening of clarinet, flute, and piano trio music. Selections will include favourites from the French wind trio repertoire as well as select duos. Tickets cost $30 per head. To book tickets, click here: https://www.myetickets.co.nz/tickets/118/details
Advent 2: Lessons & Carols for Advent On Sunday 4 December at 9.30am at All Souls, our morning worship will be shaped around carols for the season of the Advent. Please bring an unwrapped, new gift for a child, to be donated to the Anglican Trust for Women and Children.
Meet the Neighbours Lunch On Sunday 4 December, the Parish will be hosting a free lunch to welcome newcomers to the neighbourhood. Come to the Clevedon site around 11.30am and share a burger, ice-cream and conversation. For details, visit this tab: Meet the Neighbours Advent 3: Sunday 11 December Our morning worship will be at 9.30am at Alfriston and Clevedon.
Journey to Christmas: Stations of the Nativity On Sunday 11 December, from 6.30pm - 9.00pm the Clevedon site hosts an interactive, family event which tells the story of the Nativity in a multi-sensory way. Entry is by donation of your choosing ($5/$10/$15/$20) and an item of non-perishable food for the Auckland City Mission. Visit this page to choose your entry time and buy tickets: Stations of the Nativity
Advent 4: Sunday 18 December Our morning worship will be at 9.00am at HunuaPresbyterian Church and 9.30am at Christ Church, Alfriston.
Christmas Eve: Saturday 24 December We begin our celebration of Christmas with a candle lit service at 10.30pmat All Souls Clevedon.
Christmas Day: Sunday 25 December Our morning worship will be at 9.30am at Christ Church, Alfriston and All Souls, Clevedon.