The Shepherds’ Story
How hard and brittle seemed the stars in the cold night air,
Against the blackness of the winter sky, high and aloof they appeared to be
Not wanting or needing earth’s company, neutral
Watchers of a world cursed with sin and hostility.
We were the shepherds in the fields that fateful night,
Shivering with the cold, Watching o’er the flocks with the night far spent as our fathers did of old.
Every sense and nerve alert, we stood calm and vigilant
Until suddenly a great dazzling light enveloped us all as the black night sky was rent.
Paralysed with the fear that the unknown brings, we fell upon the ground
Our simple lives, though fraught with alarms, never met with things profound.
Then an angel from the presence of God spoke with commanding voice,
“Fear not for I bring you good tidings of great joy to make your hearts rejoice.”
This is an invitation to visit the website and look at the Bulletin for the
latest Diocesan Information
Future Services and Events at St Anne’s Church
Messy Church (End of school day till 5:00 pm)
New dates in the new year coming up……
We have a weekly Sunday Club, which meets during the 11:00 service,
in the main church hall. The sessions are quite varied and activities
could include: Bible stories told in creative ways, dressing up, acting out,
puppets, building with Lego, games, dancing to CD, playing percussion
instruments and there is always at least one craft activity….. more
St. Anne's Youth
We meet on Tuesday evening from
7.30pm until 9pm,
in St. Anne's Church Hall. Cost is £1.
Our age range is from 15 – 20 years. We play games such as table tennis and snooker, do crafts. hold quizzes, watch films and enjoy theme evenings.
St Anne’s Choir
At Concert on Oct 1st. St Anne’s birthday