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Christmas 2020 may not be as we would hope, but it is absolutely not cancelled! As more activities are planned or confirmed this page will be updated.

All Age Zoom Christmas Celebration
Our All Age Zoom Celebration on Christmas Day begins at 10.30am. It will be a short all age event and should be over by about 11.15am. It gives us an opportunity to wish one another a Happy Christmas, to reflect on the good news of the nativity, and to sing a couple of carols at home.

(Zoom Meeting: 503 074 4100) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5030744100

Christingle
Usually we celebrate our Christingle service in the run up to Christmas; sharing carols, making our Christingles and then lighting the candles in the darkened church all while raising funds for The Children's Society.

We are really disappointed not to be able to do this this year. However, we'd love to see your Christingle creations, whether you make one with fruit or building blocks! Why not share them to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cambournechurch

If you'd like to make a donation to the work of The Children's Society, please visit www.cambournechurch.org.uk/christingle and click on donate.

What does a Christingle look like? And what do the parts represent?  have a look at this video featuring the Bishop of Ely to find out:



December Services and Events
Our expected calendar of services for December looks like this:
 
Ongoing
Christmas QR trail

Saturday 19th December:
4.00pm           Carols by Carlight in Huntingdon
8.00pm           Carols by Carlight in Huntingdon
 
Sunday 20th December (Fourth Sunday in Advent):
9.30am           Short communion service in the building
10.15am         Sunday Different Carol Service on YouTube
4.30pm           Zoom Nativity Play from Scratch
 
Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve):
6.45pm           Carol Singing outside the church building
11.30pm         Midnight communion service in the building
 
Friday 25th December (Christmas Day):
10.30am         All Age Zoom Christmas Celebration
 
Sunday 27th December (First Sunday after Christmas):
10.15am         Compassion Online Carol Service

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Christmas QR trail
The Cambourne Church Christmas Trail should be up and running by the weekend of 12th/13th December with seven QR code posters around the town, which link to short video messages about different aspects of the Christmas story, and each featuring a carol. There will be a map on our website showing the locations, and if you walk around all seven with your smartphone you will be able to get a quirky carol service by installments! For more information please visit cambournechurch.org.uk/christmastrail
 
Carol singing on Christmas Eve
The latest guidance from the government permits the singing of carols outside, as long as people maintain social distances of two metres. We have therefore decided to gather for a short time of carol singing outside the church at 6.45pm on Christmas Eve. You are encouraged to bring lanterns and to make it a festive occasion. However, mingling with people outside your Christmas household bubble before, during or after the event is sadly, but understandably, not allowed. The words of the carols are available here so that you can print them off at home or have the webpage open on your phone and so that we do not need to distribute carol sheets. It is planned to be very simple – but it is an opportunity to sing together in praise of our God.
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Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about our Church.
 

When & where does the church meet?

Due to the latest government advice regarding the protection of our community during the Coronavirus pandemic we have taken the unprecedented and sad, but necessary, decision to suspend all church gatherings including home groups and Sunday Worship until further notice.

Through this time of restrictions due to COVID-19 you can find our main Sunday offering, Sunday Diffferent, on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/cambournechurch. A new service premieres each Sunday at 10.15am and is available to watch at any time after then.
Please look at our Facebook page and this website for further details about how we will be walking together at this difficult time.

Sunday morning services are normally held at 9.30am & 11.00am; the 9.30am service is more traditional and reflective, while the 11.00am service is more contemporary with activities offered for children and young people. Communion is celebrated on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. We all meet together at 10.00am during the month of August. On the fourth Sunday of the month at 7pm there is an informal service called Encounter. 

We meet at:


Cambourne Church
Jeavons Lane
Cambourne
Cambs
CB23 6AF


You can see a map on our contact us page

There is limited parking available on the site.
 

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. There will be some singing to start with as well as some prayers and a reading from the bible. There will be a talk (some reflections) from one of the leaders of the church, with a chance to discuss it further at the end of the service. 

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.
 

What is there for children and young people at church?

We have a fantastic programme for the children and young people at the Church for ages 0–18. Children and young people stay with their families at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together for the first part of the morning. Someone will announce when the children and young people need to go to their programme. We have young church for those from 0 - Yr 6 and a youth group called Xtreme for our young people in years 7-11. 

For more information about what happens in the children's and youth work please visit the relevant age group section under church life.
 

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
 

Will I have to join in?

Not at all!
You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.
 

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