• Services

    4th December 2016 - Second Sunday of Advent

    9.30am  Sung Eucharist CW
    Celebrant  & Preacher: The Vicar
    Readings: Isaiah 11: 1-10
      Matthew 3: 1-12
      

    1.00pm Holy Baptism
    To be baptized: Sofia Valentina Salmon


    5.00pm  Christingle
    Officiant & Preacher: The Vicar
    Readings: Matthew 5: 1-10 & 14-16


    11th December 2016 - Third Sunday of Advent

    9.30am Morning Prayer CW
    6.30pm Choral Evensong BCP

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  • Notices

    Carol Singing

    Wednesday 21st December
    we will be gathering at St. Mary’s Church to sing Christmas Carols in the local roads, concluding with light refreshments. We will meet at 6.45 and sing for about an hour. If you would like us to call and sing a carol please contact Carole Sweet 01606883257 c.m.sweet@outlook.com
    The following evening Thursday 22nd December we will be singing carols in the bar at The Plough.
    If you would like to join either singing group please let Carole Sweet know.

    Hub-in-the-Pub

    By Ticket Only
    Monday 16th January 2017
    7.30pm
    You are invited to the Plough Inn, Whitegate by kind permission of
    David Hughes
    to hear
    Mark Mitchell
    Founder of Mitchell Group Car
    Showrooms and Garages
     Speak about his life as a Christian
    within the Motor Trade
    Refreshments will be kindly
    provided by The Plough.
    There will be a collection to
    Mark’s chosen charity.
    Please sign the list at the back of church & tickets will be allocated. This is a ticket only event and numbers are limited.

     

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    Christmas Flowers

    The Church Flower Group would be pleased to receive donations
    towards the cost of  the
    flowers in church this Christmas.
    Please speak to
    Pam Davies
    01606 557833

    ‘Promise of the Messiah’

    Our Advent course starts on the 14th November
    7.30-9.00pm
    and will be held in St Mary’s
    led by The Vicar and others.
    Other sessions will be held on
    28th November, 5th December,
    12th December.
    Don’t worry if you can’t make all of them each session stands alone.

    Men’s Breakfast

    The next men’s Breakfast will be a week earlier than normal due to the Christmas holiday on Wednesday
    14th December 8.30am at
    The Red Lion, Little Budworth.
    If you wish to join us for
    fellowship and conversation whilst enjoying a hearty breakfast please sign the list at the back of the
    churches.

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    Mews News

    Please remember that for Health and Safety reasons the Mews is a ‘No Go Area’ and  is Out of Bounds to non authorised
    Personnel during the works.
    Many thanks for your co-operation.

    Foodbank

    Recently the giving of foodstuff and toiletries to the foodbank has reduced. When you are doing your weekly shop please give a thought to those less fortunate than
    ourselves and buy an extra tin or packet and bring it to church on the Sunday and place it in the basket at the back of church.

    Mews Bookings

    The Mews is currently closed for refurbishment.

    Prayer List

    We welcome new names of those who are ill to be added to our weekly list for prayer. This is intended for a short to medium term prayer list.
    After two months names will be
    transferred to the vicars long term
    prayer list. You can of course request that the name goes back on the list for a further period.
    Regular updates would be appreciated about the condition of those who are sick.
    Please let the vicar or Linda Dutton know.

Join the Choir or St Mary's Singers

St Mary's Singers meets three times each year to perform special concerts and services. The nucleus of the group is the church choir, to which are added singers from around the area who are keen to take part but cannot make a regular, weekly commitment. All are welcome to participate. Please contact our Organist & Choirmaster Andrew Millinchip music@stmaryswhitegate.org

Whitegate School

Our involvement with Whitegate Primary School has enabled us to build relationships with the young people and provide a safe environment within which they can meet and continue the friendships forged at Primary School when they move onto High School.

www.whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk