More About Our Christmas Charities

Charity, Christmas

Every year, we choose charities that we can support at Christmas through collections made in our special services.  This year, we have chosen The Salvation Army as our national charity and  Crawley Open House as our local charity.
The Salvation Army work with a variety of psalvarmyeople including those in poverty or situations of domestic abuse.  They also provide support and advice to the homeless and unemployed, tackle loneliness in older people and work to trace family members who have lost touch with each other.

Crawley Open House provides local support and services for those oepnhousesuffering the effects of homelessness, unemployment, loneliness, discrimination, or other forms of social exclusion.  Visitors to their day centre can access health services, benefits and housing advice, workshops and classes as well as hot food and drinks and empathy and kindness.

Money collected will be split between these and our Parish, where there are several projects requiring our attention such as refurbishment of the St Barnabas’ Hall flooring, heating and toilets, as well as addressing water ingress to the bell tower at St Nicholas’.

Pewsheet for 27th December 2015 – the First Sunday of Christmas

Christmas, Pewsheets

Click here to see this week’s pewsheet.

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Nine Lessons and Carols, Sunday 20th Dec, 18.30

Christmas

We’d love you to join us for the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols service at St Nicholas’ Church, Worth, this Sunday 20th December at 18.30, followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

The music will include popular carols for all to sing, such as O little town of Bethlehem, The first Nowell and Hark! the herald angels sing and the choir will be performing the pieces including:

  • Remember O thou man, Thomas Ravenscroft
  • Adam lay ybounden, Boris Ord
  • Lullay my liking, arr. Phillip Lawson
  • A babe is born all of a may, William Mathias