Saturday 10th December, 5:00 pm in the church: The Brightling Singers will be leading a musical celebration of Advent. Seasonal readings by candlelight, music for choir and organ, and carols for everyone to sing. Entry is free, but contributions to the organ fund will be welcome.
Tuesday 13th December, 6:30 – 9:30 pm at Hunters Farm. Brightling Church Christmas Drinks Party! Entrance is £10 a head and this includes your first drink. Thereafter it will be a pay bar (all proceeds to church funds). All villagers welcome.
Sunday 18th December, 6:00 pm in the church: the traditional service of lessons and carols. After the service, the congregation (and others) is then invited to have a mince pie and glass of mulled wine in the Village Hall, by courtesy of the Village Trust.
Tuesday 20th December, 6:30 pm meet up at the Village Hall for carol singing round the village, led by David Gasson.
Saturday 24th December, Christmas Eve at 11:30 pm : Midnight Mass in the church; a particularly atmospheric way to herald the birth of the Christ child.
Sunday 25th December, Christmas Day at 10:00 am: Rev. John Hawkins will lead a family Christmas Day service at Brightling church (the vicar will be at All Saints Mountfield celebrating a Christmas Holy Communion at the same time).
If you would like to join the Brightling singers, it is not too late. There are two rehearsals prior to the performance on Saturday. Contact Fenella Tayler on 01424 838573 or 07913 557459.
For more information about the church Christmas Party at Hunters Farm, contact Biddy Akerman on 01424 838725. Or just turn up.
Finally a message from the vicar ” To those who I will see and to those who I won’t, a happy and blessed Christmas to you all. “