Notices – Advent 1 – Weekend 27th / 28th November 2021

To keep everyone safe all our Advent and Christmas services are
Register online here
you will receive an e-mail with details of the service, 2G/3G etc.

InChurchSaturday @17:00  – Candlelit Advent Service
Advanced registration required see above.

AtHomeSunday anytime Online
Bible Readings this weekend :
Jeremiah 33.14-16 Psalm 25.1-9  1Thessalonians 3.9-13  Luke 21.25-36

Hymn suggestions for Advent include:
Come, thou long-expected Jesus
Hark the glad sound ! the Saviour comes
Hills of the North, rejoice
Lo, he comes with clouds descending
O Come, O come, Emmanuel
People, look East. The time is near
Wake, O wake ! With tidings thrilling
There are liturgies to choose from and our choir archive to dip into here.

OnZoomSunday 28th November @10:30 Zoom Coffee – code and discussion question from
Sunday @21.00 – 21.30 ‘Compline in Advent’ code from
OnZoom Wednesday @19.30-2015  Bible Study Groupcode from
InYourInbox – Our Advent Calendar will be posting daily on the website from the 1st December. If you would like a notification each day in your inbox please e-mail

UrgentHelpRequest – if anyone has access to an A3 printer for two batches only I hope please let me know – thank you and I am  happy to pay the going rate (Chaplain)

Looking ahead

Advent & Christmas Amidst rising Corona indices the clergy, church wardens and council are preparing for Advent and Christmas – 2021. Space in church will be limited so advance registration is required.
Please help in this process by reading these details and signing up for the services you and your household would like to be part of.
In order to help us keep those who have signed up safe – please do not just turn up at a service if you haven’t booked in.

Decisions on 2G/3G – congregational singing etc. will be taken depending on numbers and current regulations

Dust off your singing voice – we will have a scratch-choir for our Lessons and Carols !
2020 was a strange, and somewhat silent year, in many ways….. we certainly missed being able to sing together during Advent.
But, we are ‘a hopeful people’ and have every confidence that this year we will once again be able to join together to enjoy the gift of music and share it with those who attend the much loved Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols’ in the Leonhardskirche on Sunday 12th December @17:00 – This will be a 2G event!

If you would like to join our scratch choir for this event please email or speak to Becka / Stephen / Wardens or Chaplain….

If singing is not for you – how about reading one of the ‘Lessons’ emails please to or speak to the Wardens….

Winter Restock

We are grateful to all those who contributed in the summer – thank you. The needs in winter are different – sleeping bags, coats, shoes etc. please contact to arrange drop off of donations in the coming weeks.

Banner Working Group … In the last 18 months our lives may have slowed down, but time has not stood still. In the physical world we have all aged during the pandemic and so have our physical PR materials at St. Catherine’s. Our posters have faded, the content of our fliers has dated and our A-frame sign has broken.
We are working on creating new materials, if you would like to be part of this project  contact

We are hoping to hold our long postponed Confirmation service in early January 2022 and are pleased Bishop David will be joining us for this.
If you are interested in being confirmed (or have a young person in your household 14+ who might be ready for this step) please speak to the Chaplain urgently. We are being joined by two adult candidates from the Heidelberg Chaplaincy.

Prayer Post

We pray for:

  • December baptism anniversaries and birthdays (there are lots)
  • for all who struggle this time of year
  • for Tim and Sarah as they resettle back home with gratitude for what they offered in their time among us
  • for our Bishops and Archdeacons with gratitude for all they give often at huge personal sacrifice
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