Christmas 2018: Follow the Star

Come #FollowTheStar to the Nativity of the Christ Child at his humble birth in Bethlehem. Welcome to your parish churches in Ampfield, Chilworth and North Baddesley

All the Advent and Christmas services going on here @acnbchurch. We are St Mark, Ampfield; St Denys Chilworth; and St John the Baptist together with All Saints in North Baddesley. Your parish church.

"For many of us, Christmas brings up so many emotions, memories and expectations. We have one nativity story, but it can seem like we all have very different Christmases... But just like the unexpected assortment of people who were invited to meet the baby Jesus, #FollowTheStar doesn’t ask you to be perfect. It says: come just as you are to take the life-changing Christmas journey.”
Archbishop Welby

The run up to Christmas can feel a very empty and pressured time of year. If you’re feeling pressure to spend too much, to indulge too much, or to be surrounded by family and friends we have some good news. That pressure and emptiness is a long way from the origins of Christmas. If you’re looking for a holiday that’s closer to to the real meaning of the season: contact us

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Unexpected meetings

The Magi followed the star #followthestar in search of a king. Finding Jesus lying in a feeding trough for animals was probably a bit of a shock. So we’ve being asking folk in church about when they’ve been surprised on their journey with God. First up: Ian, who is more usually found lurking behind the camera…

Samara's Aid: Helping Deir Ezzor, the forgotten city

Help support Al Rahmie hospital, opened by Samara’s Aid in the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor. Al Rahmie provides essential medical services to residents and displaced people in the devastated city. Deir Ezzor now faces the bitter winter weather and disease outbreaks due to inadequate sanitary services.

#FollowTheStar Rocks

#FollowTheStar Rocks is coming from Saturday 8th December 2018

Samara's Aid: Christmas Appeal

Our Christmas appeal is for the Syria crisis. We are collecting funds to help Samaras Aid a Brighton based charity sending practical aid to people in real need.

Welcome to the story

The Christmas story draws unlikely people right into the centre. Watch this LifeWords animation to learn more.

Countering loneliness at Christmas

If you worship with us: please reach out and be a good friend to someone you know who is spending Christmas alone. Let’s counter loneliness at this special time.