Posts by Robb Sutherland (Page 3)

In Person Services Suspended

After consultation between the leadership of the church, it has been decided that we should suspend in person worship on Sunday Morning during the third lockdown. This isn’t a decision that has been taken lightly but we believe it is in the best interests of the community for us to keep one another and the wider community safe by working together with the rest of the country to stop the spread of Covid 19. These continue to be difficult times…

Posada

This year’s posada has been harder to organise and we’ve not been able to share as many images as we’d like. Every day, Mary and Joseph have been going around our community and last night they stayed with Bethany. From Mary’s diary. Today we have enjoyed spending time with Bethany and her family. We started the day being greeted by a ‘North Pole Breakfast’. So many treats! Joseph wasn’t sure that it was the best meal for a pregnant lady…

Christmas Gifts for Local Families

2020 has been a difficult year financially for many in the community and at Holy Nativity we wanted to do something to make the Christmas Holidays a little easier and a little more joyful for everyone.  When Bailey Wilcock suggested to Revd Robb that we could give something to every kid on the estate it started to snowball from there. “When my trip to Gambia was cancelled due to covid, I wanted the money to go into the community that…

Lunch Club Christmas Hamper Delivery

2020 has been a difficult year with Holy Nativity having to stop many of it’s regular activities to keep everyone safe. One of the things that has been really missed around the community is the Elderly and Disabled Lunch Club on Tuesdays. Today, the volunteers at the lunch club finished the surprise delivery of Christmas hampers! Here is what Sue O’Brien says about it. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the little hampers that…

Compline – Night Prayers

During locjdown there will be a live service of compline at 6pm each Sunday over on our YouTube channel. Why not light some candles and join Revd Robb and Ruth each week. There will be lots of space to pray and some singing as well.

Compline

As we enter into a second lockdown, Revd Robb and Ruth will be leading a simple service of night prayer at 8pm tonight over on our YouTube channel. We will be praying for our whole community as we enter this difficult time as a country. We would love it if you could join us. You may like to light some candles in your home whilst we pray. Please download a copy of the order of service below.

Sunday Services

This Sunday we will have a trial Sunday Service as we make steps towards worship in person at Holy Nativity.  At 11.30am there will be a said service with additional safety measures in place, in line with Government and Church of England guidelines.  This will be quite different to what we have been used to in Church. The service is at 11:30am and should last about half an hour.  Due to social distancing and the size of the church, there…

A Year in the Life of a #MixyIntern

At Holy Nativity we have been working hard to start a vocational community of 18-30 year olds. This is our vision for the future here that we have been working on for the last three years. Revd Robb works as part of the Church of England’s national strategy to ensure that there are churches and ministers in all of England’s social housing estates. At Holy Nativity, we want to play our part in the estates of Mixenden and Illingworth in…