We held our Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 7th December.
There was plenty to buy and lots to do…
It was a happy day of fellowship and fundraising for the church.
The young people of St Leonard’s led an Advent Service on Sunday 1st December. The theme was ‘the armour of light’ .
Beyond Blue – our choir for young people of secondary age and above – sang O Come, O Come Emmanuel, ‘The Advent Candle’ by Bob Chilcott, and the ‘Repose Blessing’ by Margaret Rizza.
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St Leonard’s has begun collecting for the DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal. There will be collection plates at all services on Sundays or you could donate online here.
A short Act of Remembrance was held at 11am at the War Memorial at St Leonard’s attended by representatives of 16 Medical Regiment, Councillor Sonia Lewis, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and Rainbows.
The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell visited St Leonard’s.
At the Parish Eucharist he confirmed 5 members of the congregation.
Following the service he led a teaching session, attended by 75 people, on the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) and then joined us for lunch.
Harvest Festival at St Leonard’s this year supported Colchester Food Bank.
We give thanks for God’s goodness and share his bounty with those in need.