• Services

    14th December 2014 - Third Sunday of Advent

    8.00am  Holy Communion BCP
    Celebrant and Preacher: The Vicar
    Reading: Isaiah 61: 1-4,8-end
      John 1: 6-8,19-28

    9.30am  Morning Prayer CW
    Officiant and Preacher: Mr Dick Clague
    Readings: Isaiah 12
      Luke 1: 57-66
      
    Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee in the Mews following the service.
     

    6.30pm  Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
    Officiant and Preacher: The Vicar
    Readings: As set

    21st December 2014 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

    9.30am Sung Eucharist CW
    6.30pm Evensong BCP

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  • Notices

    Christmas Cards

    The Christmas card boxes are at the back of church. Could you please remember to check the
    boxes weekly so that we are not left with cards at the end of the season. Thank you.

    Crib & Toy Service

    4.00pm 24th December
    Please bring a toy wrapped with girl/boy and age indicated on the outside. These will be distributed to the local Women’s Refuge.

    St Mary’s Singers

    Will be performing at Vale Royal Abbey on Wednesday
    17th December at 7.30pm
    The evening is open to everyone and is a wonderful opportunity for our outreach.
    Please support our choir and their friends and enjoy an evening of music & fellowship in splendid surroundings.

    Carol Singing

    Join the Vicar and friends on
    Monday 22nd December for
    Carol Singing around the village.
    Meet at the Mews at 6.30pm.

    Mid-Cheshire Foodbank

    Goods for the Foodbank can be left in the basket at the back of church each week.

     

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    Advent Gift Day

    A big thank you to the Social Committee, the flower team,
    stewards, coffee makers, musicians and everyone who worked so hard to make our Advent gift day a success.
    Of course, the money raised was important and much needed, but the fellowship, fun and outreach to the community was of still greater significance. The amount raised for parish funds will be announced in due course.

    Men’s Breakfast

    Due to popular demand there will now be a men’s breakfast on Wednesday 17th December 8.30am
    at The Red Lion, Little Budworth.
    To help with catering please sign the list at the back of the churches or speak to Alan Newton or John Stopford

    Hub-in-the-Pub

    Monday 12th January 2015
    7.30pm
    At the Plough Inn
    Speaker Revd Simon Drew, Rural Dean
    Please add names  & numbers on the list at the back of church if you wish to attend.

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    Advent Reflection

    Invitation to join Home Group in an Advent Reflection.
    Two sessions based on a familiar Carol.
    8 & 15 December—7.30pm in the Vicarage.
    Please put your name on the list at the back of church

    St Mary’s Floodlighting

    During the months of October to April the church is floodlit from dusk to 10:30pm.
    If you would like to sponsor a week during this time for a special event please contact one of the wardens or sign the list at the back of church
    Guide amount is £25 per week.

    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