All Saints – Bishopswood


Correspondents: Carol

Church Services

Sunday Dec 2nd, 11.15am Sunday Praise (at the Village Hall

following Breakfast)

9th, 3pm, Carol Service with Berry Hill Band

16th, No Service – Christmas Community Lunch at the Hall

23rd, 11am Holy Communion

Tuesday25th, 11am Christmas Day Holy Communion

Sunday 30th, No Service. 10.30 am Carols and Communion at


Sunday Jan 6th, 11.15am Sunday Praise (at the Village Hall

following Breakfast)

13th, 9.30am, Holy Communion

20th No Service

27th, 11am, Holy Communion

Feb 3rd, 11.15am, Sunday Praise (at the Village Hall following Breakfast)

The Big Sunday Breakfast at the 

Sunday 2nd December / 6th January / 3rd February

Served from 9.30am – 10.45am at the Village Hall. Come along to the hall and support fundraising for your local Church. Enjoy a delicious home cooked breakfast in good company and lovely surroundings! Choose from fruit juice, grapefruit, cereals, bacon, eggs, sausage, black pudding, beans, mushrooms, toast, pancakes and maple syrup, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available. Still only £5.50 (£3 under 14’s). A short informal Sunday Praise service follows at 11.15 – please join us – you will be made very welcome!

Christmas Carols with Berry Hill Band Sunday 9th December 3pm – Carol Service in church Join us for our annual carol service with Berry Hill Brass Band as we tell the Christmas Story in carols and songs of celebration. Also joining us this year will be 1st Goodrich Rainbows and Brownies to help us with the singing!!

There will be a Christmas produce stall to stock up on Christmas goodies, handmade cards and more. Mulled Wine and mince pies will be served after the service.

‘Come and join the Celebration – it’s a very special day!!’

Thank You Monica, Carol and the PCC at Bishopswood Church would like to thank you all for your continued support of our little ‘church in the woods’. We hope you will continue to join us in 2019 at our events and services – you will always be made very welcome!

Wishing you all a joyous and peaceful Christmas Season and all the best for the new year to come – God Bless.

VILLAGE HALL NEWS Christmas Community LunchSunday 16th December 1pm. A traditional Roast Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings and delicious homemade puddings!

Doors and Bar open at 12.30 pm. As always this is very popular and
is STRICTLY BY BOOKING ONLY Tickets £8. Phone Monica asap on 01594 860303 to reserve your place.

Tickets will be on sale for theChristmas Draw which will take place after the lunch. WE WOULD
BE VERY GRATEFUL FOR ANY OFFERS OF HELP SETTING UP AND CLEARING UP! It’s a huge task made easier with your help!!! Thank you!

Our Village Hall is a thriving hub of the community here in Bishopswood with regular classes from dance and exercise of various forms to short mat bowls and Bridge clubs, Rainbows and Brownies, children’s gym class, toddler groups and a monthly luncheon club and W.I.

We organise several fundraising events for our hall throughout the year and have a busy calendar of private hire bookings for parties, weddings and outside fundraisers.

And not forgetting the bi-annual Bishopswood Panto – Oh yes we do!!!!

‘The Bar’ is available for all events and along with the committee is run by a very small group of volunteers. We are always grateful for offers of help at any of our functions and welcome anyone who would like to join the committee or just support us in any other way!

Please email if you would like to offer your help or make any other enquiries.

The committee and friends of Bishopswood Village Hall thank you for your support and wish you all a Happy Christmas and prosperous new year! We look forward to seeing you all in 2019!

Hall Hire Would you like to hire the hall for your private event?! Please see our advert on page 36.

Would you like to receive the ‘Bishopswood Preview’ – a monthly newsletter sent via Email where you can view all that is happening at the Village Hall and Bishopswood Church. Visit the hall website at and look for the ‘Contact’ page. Here, via the email contact form, you can subscribe to the Friends Email, Bishopswood Preview or events reminders. You can also enquire here if you would like to book the hall for a private event you may be planning! The hall is well equipped for catering and of course we have a well stocked bar manned by our team of volunteers!



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