Rev Sarah has been busy with her family hiding a set of nativity stones around the village. If you find one, please bring it to the wooden stable in the church porch and let's hope all the stones make it back in time to celebrate on Christmas Day. There are 14 to find.
Tips on how to stay safe in the festive season and a warning about Christmas shopping scams.
Why we need your help
This year the lives of people all over the world have changed. This year people fell ill. This year people lost jobs. This year people couldn’t afford food. This year people didn’t have enough clean water. This year in Rajasthan was hard. So this Christmas we’re asking you to spare the luxury of Advent Calendars and Christmas Cards and donate to families who urgently need your support.
At Khandel light, we’ve been working extra hard to continue providing clean water for 400 families, to give educational bursaries to over 100 students, to supply women with the sanitary products they need, all while sticking to the COVID-19 guidelines in India.
But we have done more than just that. Those people who were living daily paycheck to paycheck have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and could no longer feed their families. We’ve been able to step in and provide essential food items to families throughout the Rajasthan region.
But this all comes at a cost. Fundraising in 2020 has been near impossible for small charities like ours. And yet these crises continue and we must support communities globally. So with more going out than is currently coming in, Rajasthani families and communities need your help more than ever.
So, this Christmas, we’re asking you to donate the cost of a Christmas luxury - maybe your advent calendar or your Christmas Cards - to Khandel Light to keep this vital work going into 2021.
And if you’re wondering what to send your family and friends instead we’ve created a downloadable Christmas Card that you can send virtually, or head to our Facebook and Instagram pages for our very own Khandel Light Advent Calendar, or head to our Virgin Money Giving fund-raising page at https://rb.gy/nrs2w0
We are hoping that Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus will be travelling through our villages - and we may be able to greet them with some Christmas carols as long as we are 2m apart from each other and in the open air!
The nativity scene will leave Buckland at about 2.45pm travelling to Barkway along the High Street from the south, on to Barley and back to Reed.
o many people have worked so hard to put this service together. It will be live next Sunday at 6pm and there will be a Zoom social get together afterwards. We will each bring our mulled wine/cider or coffee and mince pies to the screen to share together!
The code for Sunday 20th December is
Ruth Pyke is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Carol service social
Time: Dec 20, 2020 06:45 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 886 4535 3177