Advent is upon us and as we prepare for the beginning of the festive season it is always handy to know when the services are!
Sunday 23rd December
9am Children's Church
A beginning for the Christmas season especially for Children
11am - The Parish Mass
The usual Sunday morning Service
6.30pm - Carols by Candlelight
Always a Christmas favourite; come along and sing some carols with us as we look forward to celebrating Christ's birth. Mulled wine and mince pies to follow... come on we know you're tempted!
Monday 24th December
3pm - Knit-ivity Service and Christingle Competition
A fun service for all the family celebrating God's love for us and for the world. At this service we raise money for the work of the Children's Society.
Please note: Christingles will not be provided this year. We are very conscious both of the expense and the waste that surrounds the Christingle service and have decided this year that our focus will be on the environment and the needs of those less fortunate; it seems quite wrong to buy oranges that go to waste when there are so many people without the basic necessities of life living on our streets. We therefore encourage you to bring your own Christingle - that can be the traditional style or papier mache, or you could go for something else completely, a drawing or painting, maybe a hat or jumper let your imagination run wild! There will be prizes to be won!
Monday 24th December continued...
5.00pm - First Evening Prayer of Christmas
A calm quiet beginning to the Christmas period, ideal for those who want a quiet start or need an early night!
11.30pm - Midnight Mass
A sparkling celebration of the birth of Christ. Midnight Mass is one of the highlights of the Christmas season - it marks the beginning of 40 days of feasting and celebration. A blend of the traditional and the modern - this should be a night to remember
Tuesday 25th December
10am - Mass of Christmas Day
A family service celebrating the birth of Jesus. All welcome, children are invited to bring along a gift they have received to show or to play with. A real family get together before the rest of the family gets together!