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Welcome to St. Luke's Upper Broughton

The Church along with those in Kinouton and Hickling are open for services. see table below.

 

 

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Service dates for St Luke's Churches. Sunday Services unless designated


DateUpper BroughtonHicklingKinoulton
Dec 4 11.00am Holy Communion MW 6.30pm Evening Service SH 9.00am Holy Communion MW
Dec 11 10.00am Morning Prayer RCJ 9.00am Holy Communion MW 11.00am Morning Prayer SH
Dec 18 11.00am Morning Prayer RCJ 4.00pm Carol Service MW

9.00am Holy Communion MW

4.00pm Christingle SH

Saturday

Dec 24

Christmas Eve

6.30pm Carol Service RCJ & PM No Service

5.00pm Outdoor Carol Service SH & MW

11.30pm Midnight Mass Group Service MW

Dec 25

Christmas Day

10.00am Morning Prayer RCJ 10.00am Holy Communion Group Service No Service

January  1

New Years Day

10.00am Holy Communion Group Service No Service No Service

Jan  8

Epiphany

10.00am Morning Prayer 9.00am Holy Communion 11.00am Morning Prayer
Jan 15 11.00am Morning Prayer 10.00am Morning Prayer 9.00am Holy Communion
Jan 22 9.00am Holy Communion 6.30pm Holy Communion 11.00am Morning Prayer

Jan 29

Presentation of Christ in the Temple

No Service No Service 10.00am Holy Communion Mission Partnership Service

Service Dates for St Luke’s Churches

MW Rev Maggie Woodward. PM. Rev Paul Massey.  SH Sheila Hill. RCJ Robert Jones

 

Christmas at St Luke's

The PCC, Churchwardens, The Ministry Team and Rev. Maggie invite you all to join with us to celebrate Christmas this December

Sunday 18th

4.00pm Carol Service at Hickling

4.00pm Christingle Service at Kinoulton

Saturday 24th Christmas Eve

5.00pm Outdoor Service at Kinoulton

6.30pm Carol Service at Upper Broughton

11.30pm Midnight Mass at Kinoulton

Sunday 25th. Christmas Day

10.00am Holy Communion at Hickling

10.00am Morning Prayer at Upper Broughton

 

Ramblings from the Rectory

Pope Julius 1 authorised December 25th to be celebrated as the birthday of Jesus Christ in AD 353, because no one really knew exactly when He had been born.  It makes a lot of sense to choose December 25th as it is 9 months after the Annunciation, which is the time that the Angel Gabriel came to Mary and told her the good news.  It also corresponds with the Jewish festival of Hannuka and, as Jesus was a Jew, that would also make a lot of sense.

Professor Charles Follen lit candles on a fir tree in America in 1832 and Prince Albert brought a fir tree into Buckingham Palace in 1841.

 

It is a long time since Queen Victoria enjoyed her Christmas tree and Charles lit his candles.  Many centuries have passed since Pope Julius 'fixed' the date of Christmas Day and over two millennia since a special star hovered over a stable.

As we approach Christmas once again 2022 years since Jesus was born, it gives us all an opportunity to pause amid all the excitement, the elaborate decorations and all the commercialism that Christmas is today, to consider again the event that Christmas really celebrates; that person born in a stable, transported several miles away from his home because the Roman invaders wanted to know how many people they had conquered, and then being persecuted by a jealous king.  Surviving all that as a baby, growing in a very quiet way with his mother and father until, at the age of 33, once again being persecuted and put to death by the Roman invaders.

That however is not the end of the story, that ending we celebrate at another time in the Christian calendar... Easter, a time of new birth !

Let us remember this Christmas the simplicity of Christ's arrival on earth, the fact that He humbled himself to be human born in a stable and ask ourselves are we making Christmas too complicated? Are we spending too much time in preparation of food, presents and decorations?

Christians spend Advent, which is the time leading up to Christmas, in prayer, fasting and simple acts of faith, so that we can focus on the true meaning of Christmas which starts for us at our Christmas Eve service this year at Kinoulton Church.

Noel and I wish you all a Joyful Christmas and a Peaceful New Year and look forward to maybe seeing you at one of our three Carol Services.

Rev Maggie

 


 

 










 

Rev Maggie Woodward, The Rectory, 41 Main Street, Kinoulton, NG12 3EA

phone 01949 81183 maggie.woodward511@btinternet,com

 

Readers

Mrs Sheila Hill phone 01949 81096 sahill18@btinterent.com

Mr Robert Jones phone 01664 822916 robert.c.jones@gmail.com

 

Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Rachael Henson phone 01949 81453 rachael@hensons.co.uk

Upper Broughton

Upper Broughton is a small village situated on the Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire border in the East Midlands, UK. With a population of some 300 people it is a small, friendly community on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir. Occupying a hill-top position, the village has commanding views over wide open countryside as far as Belvoir Castle. On a clear day you can even see Lincoln Cathedral. Once a farming stronghold Upper Broughton is now mainly a commuter village. Well situated for Leicester, Nottingham, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough and surrounding areas. Original Bailey's Melton Mowbray Pork Pies were once made in the village.

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