Bexley Team Ministry News for Sunday 19th December 2021


Bexley Team News

St Barnabas, Joydens Wood

St James, North Cray

St John the Evangelist, Bexley

St Mary the Virgin, Bexley


Fourth Sunday of Advent  /  First Sunday of Christmas       


 19th /26th  December  2021                                                                                                                    Issues 91/2


‘Face masks are now compulsory in Places of Worship (unless exempt)’


Saturday 18 December

St Barnabas            6.30pm                 Carols by Candlelight (refreshments suspended due to covid)


Fourth Sunday of Advent 19 December

St Mary’s                8.30 am                            Holy Communion

                             10.00 am                            Holy Communion

                                 6.30 pm                          Nine Lessons and Carols followed by mulled wine & mince pies

St James NC           9.30 am                            Holy Communion


                                3.00 pm                           Forest Church with Christmas drinks

                                4.00 pm                           Carols by Candlelight

St Barnabas           10.4 5am                           Holy Communion

St Johns                  8.00 am                    Holy Communion                                           

                             10.00 am                            Holy Communion


Christmas Eve

St Mary’s               4.30 pm                             Crib service

                             11.30 pm                Midnight Mass

St James NC           5.30 pm                            Crib service

                                 No midnight service at St James- joining with St Barnabas for their Midnight Service

St Barnabas           3.00 pm                             Crib Service (outdoors)

                              11.15 pm                           Midnight Communion

St Johns                  5.00 pm                Crib service

      11.30 pm               Midnight Mass


                                                                   CHRISTMAS DAY

St Mary’s                10.30 am                  Holy Communion

St James NC           10.00 am                  Family  Communion                                

St Barnabas            No service - joining with the congregation of

       St James  North Cray for 10am

St Johns                   10.00 am                Christmas Eucharist                   


                                                       First Sunday of Christmas 26 December 

 St Mary’s                No service join with St John’s for their 10.00 am

 St Barnabas           10.45am                  Short Service

 St James                 9.30 am                   Short service

 Wednesday 29th   10.00 am               Midweek Communion for the Bexley Team

 St Johns                 10.00 am              Holy Communion


                                                                                Zoom Services

Saturday 18 December                5.30pm                 Saturday Nightwatch for Advent

Sunday 19 December                   9.00am                 Zoom Service

CHRISTMAS  DAY                          9.00am                 Christmas Day Zoom Service

Sunday  26 December                  9.00am                 Zoom Service


The Collect for Fourth Sunday of Advent- God our redeemer, who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the mother of your Son: grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour, so we may be ready to greet him when he comes again as our judge; who is  alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.

The Collect for Christmas Day- Almighty God, you have given us your only- begotten Son to take our nature upon him and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin: grant that we who have been born again and made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

The Collect for the First Sunday of Christmas- Almighty God, who wonderfully created us in your own image

and yet more wonderfully restored us  through your Son Jesus Christ: grant that, as he came to share in our humanity, so we may share the life of his divinity; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


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Rev’d Matt is now putting his sermons on a blog which  can be found here




A  very Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2022 from  the Bexley   Team Clergy


Flowchart: Alternate Process: A  very Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2022 from  the Bexley   Team Clergy




Team Rector: Rev’d Canon Ren Harding       01322 528923        07836644782

Associate Priest: Rev’d Sue Twynam            01322559501         07952468127

Team Vicar: Rev’d Edward Barlow     01322 521786

Team Vicar: Rev’d Clive Wood                 01322 270942       07982392809

Team Curate: Rev’d Matt Hodder             07889873125

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