We have a busy weekend ahead, starting with the Parent & Toddler Christmas party this morning. We’re grateful to Bev for her buns, to all who have contributed in donating raffle prizes and buying raffle tickets and to the church for their support of this group. Come along between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Tomorrow (Saturday 11th December), we have our community shows from 4FrontTheatre, “The Satellite Before Christmas.” There will be showings at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. for those who have pre-booked seats. We’re looking forward to this fun pantivity which we know will have a clear Christian message – and to the ice-creams that Alison Sykes is providing for us all!

On Sunday (12th December), in addition to our usual services at 10.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m., we will also be joining with the Dearne Area Team and Dearne Churches Together in a community Christmas event at Goldthorpe Railway Embankment between 2.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. We will be joining in decorating Christmas baubles and singing carols as well as in a Nativity trail on site. Please remember this is an outdoor event and wrap up warmly!

Following the announcements from the Government this week, face coverings will once again be mandatory in places of worship from this Friday and will therefore apply to the indoor events mentioned above. However, exemptions still apply, and face coverings do not need to be worn when singing or eating and drinking.

Exemptions include (but are not limited to):
  • children under the age of 12 (The UK Health and Security Agency does not recommend face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons)
  • people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
  • people for whom putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause severe distress
  • people speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate
  • to avoid the risk of harm or injury to yourself or others
  • olice officers and other emergency workers, given that this may interfere with their ability to serve the public