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Carols Around the Crib

An exhibition of crib scenes from around the world.

Christ Church is to be the back-drop for the first exhibition of crib scenes from around the world in Hilderstone, forming a truly international celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, as we prepare for Christmas. Comprising of private nativity scenes of all shapes, sizes and designs, this diverse collection will be displayed in the beautiful Georgian church of Hilderstone, as a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas and a celebration of our world-wide family.

Anyone wishing to share their tableaus with us is most welcome to do so. Whether they are home-made or shop-bought, old or new, we would love to exhibit them. Please ensure they are clearly labelled with your name, address and a contact number. Items can either be deposited at the Village Hall during the Coffee Morning on Saturday 8th December, or at Christ Church between 10-10.30am on Sunday 9th December.

The Exhibition will be open from 11am - 3pm on Sunday 9th December and will culminate in a specially-prepared 'Carols Around the Crib' service at 3pm, followed by mulled wine and, of course, mince pies!

Proceeds from this event will go to Staffordshire Women's Aid, which supports women and children who have fled, or still living with, domestic or sexual violence in Staffordshire Moorlands, Stafford Borough, Cannock District and South Staffs. Last year, alone, this charity responded to nearly 6,000 helpline calls, offered accommodation to 90 women and over 150 children in it refuges, and provided specialist support to more than 600 women and 200 children/young people. This, combined with its training of over 600 professionals on Domestic and Sexual violence, has established the Women's Aid as a vital service within our community.

We hope you can join us for this special start to Christmas.

Christmas is coming ...

Hilderstone Christmas Coffee Morning & Craft Fair

Now we are officially in the Christmas season, why not come and join us for our ever-popular village coffee morning on Saturday 8th December in the Village Hall? With a lovely array of Christmas gifts on offer, a tantalising array of cakes and refreshments, and the usual Tombola and raffle, this is stress-free shopping at its best!

All proceeds from this event will go towards the 'Access for All' project at Christ Church, which aims to make the church better suited to all ages, with full disability access, indoor toilet facilities and a tea bar. All monies raised at the event will be match-funded by a sponsor, so you can help us make a very real difference on the day.

Doors are open from 10am - 1pm.

Any cakes, raffle prizes or offers of help at the Coffee Morning, would be most gratefully received! Perishable items will be accepted from 8am onwards on the 8th December at the Village Hall, Hilderstone, whilst other items can be collected. For more information, please contact Lilley on Tel:01889 505013.

So come and join us on Saturday 8th December for a little Christmas shopping with friends.

2018 Christmas Concert

Rehearsals begin on the 14th of November in the Village Hall for the Hilderstone Christmas Concert

The dates are:

November

Wed 14

Tue 20

Tue 27

December

Mon 3

Mon 10

Wed 12

Mon 17*

Tue 18*

Wed 19*

*Only 2 of the 3 evenings would be required.

You don't have to be a singer, it's quite remarkable what the West End Musical careers of Andy & Kate can teach you in a short time.

All are welcome, please come along (it really is a lot of fun.)

Practice normally starts around 7- 7.30pm and lasts for approximately 2 hours

Contacts / Info

Andy Reiss beyondthebarricade@me.com or richard.pilcher1@btinternet.com

New Parish Council minutes

The September 2018 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The November 2018 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

WW1 Anniversary Service

100th Anniversary Service to Remember the end of WW1
Sunday 11th November 2018
Christ Church Hilderstone
10.45am

New Parish Council minutes

The August 2018 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The October 2018 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The July 2018 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

HARVEST CELEBRATIONS

To help us recognise the important contribution farming makes to our community, and celebrate the wealth of produce we enjoy, we mark harvest time with a special service of thanks at Christ Church, followed by a celebratory supper. This year, our celebrations are as follows... Full details here.


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