Come and join the celebration.
Everybody knows the opening verse of the ancient Carol "0 come all ye faithful". It is an invitation to come and join in with the Christmas celebrations. We can't take it literally and go to Bethlehem in the time of the Roman occupation to see the Christ-Child born. We can, however, join together and celebrate the anniversary.

Christmas is, literally, the festival of Christ. It is unashamedly, a celebration of the day when God sent his only Son to be with humanity. We certainly didn't do anything to deserve this fantastic gift but it was given anyway, out of love. So today we mark this milepost in the life of the world partly by giving gifts to our loved ones but also by celebrating God's generosity to us.

This year, Christmas at Sandown Baptist Church will be a celebration. There will be Christmas trees, including our Annual Christmas Tree Festival. There will be decorations, lights, a manger, candles, music, carols, mince pies and lots more besides. After all we have a good reason to celebrate.

So, in the words of a much more modern carol, "Come and join the celebration, it's a very special day". We look forward to seeing you.

To find our Christmas events click on "Our Church Calendar" above.