The Parish of Ponteland



It might be difficult to believe but knowledge of the Christmas story is fading.  Unless we actively share the Christmas story, Christ will continue to be written out of Christmas.  If Christ is being written out of Christmas then let’s put Him back by sharing the full nativity story so that it’s heard and loved.

The Real Advent Calendar is a fun and effective way for parents, grandparents and godparents to share the Christmas story.  The 2017 design calendar comes with a free 24 page Christmas story activity booklet designed to be used every day in Advent.  Behind each of the 25 windows there is a line of the nativity story with a high quality colour picture, as well as a Fairtrade chocolate made from a new and improved Fairtrade blend.  This year there is also an extra chocolate for Christmas Day.  The whole calendar is foiled for freshness.

Calendars will be on sale at our regular stalls from late September priced at £3.99. If you cannot attend one of these stalls but would like to place an order, please contact me or sign the form on the noticeboard at the back of the Church.  Orders for Christmas cards are also now being taken and a sample of each of the cards from the current catalogue will be available to inspect on Wednesday and Sunday stalls to help facilitate your choice.  They can also be viewed on the Traidcraft website at  Catalogues are readily available and orders can be placed with me at any time, or left in the office if this is more convenient.   Delivery will normally be made within 4-5 days.

Please contact Ann Armstrong for further information, either by phone 01670 829314 or by e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To find out more about the Traidcraft organisation, visit their website at

Dates for the Diary

Sunday September 24th after 10 a.m. service in Church Hall

Wednesday October 4th after 10 a.m. service in Church

Sunday October 22nd after 10 a.m. service in Church Hall

Wednesday November 1st after 10 a.m. service in Church

Sunday November 29th after 10 a.m. service in Church Hall

Saturday December 2nd at 12 p.m. – Christmas Market in Ponteland High School

Sunday December 10th after 10 a.m. service in Church Hall

Wednesday December 13th after 10 a.m. service in Church


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