Newsletter online

prophet DanielOur March 2014 parish newsletter is a mixture of articles, reports, notices, and a concise schedule of services for the next three months.* If you don’t receive this by post or email – or you’ve lost/deleted yours – read on! Take a look at the main menu at the top of the page and you will see we have added a new page: ‘Newsletter’. Here you can view the latest newsletter as a pdf or print it if you prefer.

*Occasionally the service schedule is changed, so it will pay to check the ‘Church Services’ page on this site or the Link sheet handed out each Sunday in church.

Messy Church on Sunday

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Jesus rides in on Dave the Donkey

This Sunday (30/3), as well as a morning service hosted by St Barnabas, Woodend (click here for more about that), Amberley parish will also gather for Messy Church in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome – you don’t need to be a regular at our church or any other church.

This fun, hands-on church for children and adults is held in our Hall at 7 Church Street, Amberley. Doors open at 4.15pm; we start at 4.30 and end with a shared supper at about 5.30pm. Our theme this time is The First Easter.

Just what is Messy Church and what do we do? Click here to find out more.


Christmas Eve Children’s Service

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The Wise ‘Men’ see a star.

Many local families turned out to see the Nativity play at our popular 5pm Christmas Eve Children’s Service. A similar number (but a rather different demographic) attended Midnight Mass at 11.15pm.

This year’s Nativity Play, written and directed by Liz Dickson, featured not only Wise Men and the Holy Family, but Mediterranean pirates too. Continue reading

Messy Church – Spring & Advent

A ‘Spring Miracles’ theme at Messy Church in September saw children potting up plants, making crafts and leading a little lamb. Some new families attended and it was a busy and buzzing time.

On 24th November, we sneaked in a slightly early Advent theme, sang Christmas songs, acted out a short play, decorated candle-holders and made Christmas cards.


It is thrilling to see new families coming along.

We enjoy continued support from many parishioners who volunteer to come and help on the day; Continue reading