As we rush through November, our diaries seem to be packed already with planning for a huge variety of Christmas events around the village – where there will be something for everyone to enjoy – so keep your eyes open for posters everywhere. With the Holly Tree Fair presumably having taken place a few weeks ago, St Mary’s is preparing to welcome the WI’s Christmas Tree Festival, when a number of organisations in the village have been invited to dress a tree, giving us an idea as to what they each represent as a group – some opportunity here for unusual decorations !! For further details see elsewhere in the Record.
Please note that as the Revd George Heighton will be taking both of the Children’s Crib Services within the group of five churches on Christmas Eve 24th December, St Mary’s Crib Service will now take place at 5.00pm which is an hour later than usual. Do come along and take part – all welcome.
The Revd George Heighton is continuing to introduce a regular very short Morning Prayer at 8.30am on Saturday mornings in December There will be the usual mid-week Holy Communion at 10.30am in St Mary’s on Wednesday December 13th
We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year, and we hope all those who have been ill recently are well on the road to a speedy recovery. Our sincere sympathy goes to all those who have lost loved ones this year.
Services at St Mary’s in December 2017 / January 2018
3 December 8.30am Holy Communion JT
11.00am Special Children’s Advent GH
10 December 11.00am Parish Communion GW
17 December 11.00am Parish Communion TM
6.30pm Carol Service TM
18 December 9.30am School Christmas Service GH
24 December 5.00pm Children’s Crib Service GH
11.30pm Midnight Holy Communion TM
25 December 11.00am Christmas Day Holy Comm. GH
31 December 11.00am United Benefice at Tysoe GH
7 January 8.30am Holy Communion TM
11.00am Family Service GH
14 January 11.00am Parish Communion TM
21 January 11.00am Holy Communion GH
28 January 11.00am Holy Communion GE
Church bell ringing – if you are an experienced ringer, would like to learn, or just want to know more, give our tower captain David Bell a call on 01295 688466 or email email@example.com
The Churchyard maintenance team meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 2pm. If you would like to give them a hand with a variety of jobs just turn up. You will be very welcome.
Rev George Heighton 680201
Jill Longbottom 680236
Mark Gummer 680611