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 CWDownload Bulletin
6.30pm Evensong BCP
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.
Join the Vicar and friends on
Monday 22nd December for
Carol Singing around the village.
Meet at the Mews at 6.30pm.
Goods for the Foodbank can be left in the basket at the back of church each week.
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.
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
Monday 12th January 2015
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.