Bishop’s Advent Appeal 2018

Bishop Robert writes:
This year’s Advent Appeal is to enable St Andrew’s Moscow to equip their church with a kitchen.
St Andrew’s is committed to the work of reconciliation and the building of trust between peoples. It fulfils this key element of our diocesan strategy in a unique and powerful way. It is not putting it too strongly to say that St Andrew’s Church contributes in a small way to the cause of world peace.
The offering and sharing of hospitality is a key part of the life of many of our chaplaincies. St Andrew’s is no exception. But at present, food has to be brought in by parishioners or prepared in the parsonage. St Andrew’s would love to be able to prepare food on site.
A kitchen would further St Andrew’s work of reconciliation. It would strengthen church fellowship. And it would be a place in which some of the orphaned young people who are served by St Andrew’s could be taught how to cook. More details on this are available upon request.
We can all appreciate the importance of food and shared meals as means of furthering mission and outreach. I think the installation of a new kitchen is a great idea, which is worthy of our support.
Please do consider how you can support my Advent Appeal, which this year is for St Andrew’s Moscow.    You can give money to this appeal through your church treasurer, who will forward your gift to the diocesan office.
+ Robert
The Rt Rev Robert Innes, Bishop in Europe

Advent and Christmas with St Alban’s

Unless otherwise indicated, all services will take place at the Eglise des Dominicains, 41 boulevard de la Victoire, Strasbourg.
9 December  Second Sunday in Advent
10h30 Holy Eucharist
15 December
17h00 Lectures et Chants de Noël avec la communauté malgache, chez les Pères Oblats, 21 rte de la Wantzenau, Robertsau
16 December Third Sunday in Advent
10h30 Christmas Pageant & Holy Eucharist, followed by
Pre-Christmas lunch at the Murrays, 21 rue de l’Hospice, 67125 Dorlisheim
18 December      
19h30 Service of Lessons & Carols at Église Protestante, 63 Grand’rue, 68180 Horbourg-Wihr
23 December  Fourth Sunday in Advent
10h30 Holy Eucharist
15h00 Carols for the Salvation Army, centre ville
24 Dec  Christmas Eve
17h30 Carols and Lessons by candlelight, Chapelle Protestante de l’Hôpital Civil, Porte de l’Hôpital, Strasbourg
25 December  Christmas Day
10h30 Holy Eucharist
26 December   Feast of St Stephen /Boxing Day        
16h30 Service of Lessons & Carols
30 December First Sunday in Christmas
10h30 Holy Eucharist
6 January  Feast of the Epiphany
9h40   Holy Eucharist, Book of Common Prayer
10h30 Holy Eucharist, All-Age Worship
followed by Epiphany Party, 12 avenue de la Forêt Noire