Sunday 1st December 2019 at St. John's Church Longhirst 

    The annual ADVENT TOY SERVICE at 9.30am

    All are welcome at this wonderful way to anticipate Christmas.
    A service of Advent Carols and stories at which children are 
    especially welcome and where worshippers bring a wrapped 
    Christmas present indicating on it whether it is suitable 
    for a boy or girl and an approximate age. Presents for 
    teenagers are welcome. 

    During the service the presents are placed at the front of the Church. 

    They are later taken to North Shields 
    where they are given to the Cedarwood Trust, 
    a Church of England community outreach organisation, 
    for distribution among needy families.