What’s Inside? The Parishioner Dec 2021/Jan2022

Christmas Letter from the Vicarage  — (p4&5) Revd Neil Lambert

Ashes Good Neighbours —(p8) A rallying cry and an invitation for coffee

Poets Corner—(p9) Seasonal inspiration from BMS

Meet the Local—(p10) Graham Thomas, Treasurer of Shawfield SSA

Vote now to help The Chapel! –  (p11) Alex Sanderson shares news about the local Co-op Community Fund to support local food projects

From my Nona with love —(p14) Delicious Christmas Panettone recipe

Jesus and his manger — (p15) A lovely reflection by Val Hoppichler

What’s on this Christmas — (p16& 17) Local Christmas Events 

January Diary —(p19) diary dates for the New Year

Bible Study (Philippians 2:1-16) (p20 & 21) – Helen Lambert

A place of welcome— (p22) Christmas greetings from Fr Robin at Holy Angels

Ash Ranges Latest — (p23) An update from Tim at ‘Save our Spaces’

Low Waste Christmas – (p24 &25) Top tips from Twin Larder

Try something new this winter  – (p26)  –  Seasonal fun

Christmas Trees are for Life in Uganda  — (p27)

St Nicholas day Lantern Craft  – (p28)

 I want to live forever—(29) Scrivener

Help is at Hand! – (p30) Useful numbers

We welcome fun, informative and local interest items! The copy deadline for the Feb/March 2022 issue is 10th Jan 2022. Emails please to:  parishioner@ash-vale.org.uk

Cover  image by Dan Austin

The Christingle Journey

24th Dec at St Mary’s, arrival time slots 3-6pm

It’s like Christingle, but more interactive! Join us at St Mary’s to see the Shepherds, make a Christingle, sing carols, taste locally brewed beer at the Inn, and meet Mary, Joseph and Jesus in the stable.

Please text to book your arrival time 07730 609446 Donations in  aid of The Children’s Society