St Mary’s News Items

From the Registers

We gave thanks for God’s gift of life at the Funeral of Geoffrey Roe

We welcomed into the Church through Baptism:
Nathan David Kettlewell
Bridie Blue Gilmore
Hunter Reece Gilmore

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Christian Aid this Christmas

Once again, boards will be put up on the wall at the back of church and in exchange for a small donation you can wish everyone in the congregation a Happy Christmas by pinning a Christmas card to one of the boards at the back of church. Use the envelopes for your gift and return them to Janet Squire, Mary Dale, a churchwarden, or place them on the collection plate.

A Traidcraft catalogue is available to borrow from the back of church for Christmas orders. Christmas cards, gifts and alternative gifts are all available.

Janet Squire

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Your Magazine

The Parish Magazine team hope that all those who receive a copy continue to enjoy the content and find something in it that interests them. As with everything else, costs do increase, and therefore we are proposing to increase the price of your magazine from 40p to 50p from February 2020. We trust that you will be happy with this and consider it still worth every penny!
If you have anything that you would like to contribute to the magazine, or ideas for topics that we might include, please don’t be shy, get in touch with Gill Whiting, David and Pam Sowman, Sue and Vernon Whelan or Kelvin Newberry.

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Christmas Services at St Mary’s

1st December
10:45am Family Posada Service
6:00pm Advent Carols

Sunday 15th December
6:00pm Carols by Candlelight

Sunday 22nd December
Christingle making for all congregations after a short Tea and Toast service
Please do come and help – it is loads of fun and a great chance to get to know each other more

Christmas Eve 24th December
3:00 and 5:00pm Christingle Services
11:30pm Midnight Communion

Christmas Day 25th December
8:00am Communion Service
9:00am Family Crib Service
10:00am Festival Communion Service

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Tree of Remembrance

Once again, this Christmas there will be a Tree of Remembrance in church. If you have lost someone close and would like to remember them this Christmas you are invited to decorate the tree with the names of those you love by writing on one of the card decorations. The Tree will remain in place throughout Advent and Christmas. You may add to it at any time.

Janet, Merel and Sally

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