Services

About Evensong

When many of the churches in our area, and around the country, have stopped offering evening services it is a pleasure to be able to confirm that at St Mary’s we have a service every Sunday evening at 6.30pm. Once each month an evening communion is available and also once each month a full Choral Evensong, the remaining Sundays we have Evensong. All use the service from the Book of Common Prayer ( BCP ) although for most a service book is available to make life easier. As someone who sometimes has the privilege to be the Minister at evensong it is always a joy and is very much a sharing of rather than leading worship for me. For those not familiar with this service I can recommend it as a quiet, prayerful way to end the day in preparation for all that awaits in the coming week.

John Stopford (Reader)

December 2019

Calendar for December

1 Advent Sunday
9.30am Holy Communion at St Mary’s
11.00am Holy Communion (BCP) at St Peter’s
4.30pm Christingle Service at St Peter’s
6.30pm Evensong (BCP) at St Mary’s

2 2.30pm Knit and Natter at St Peter’s
6.00pm Ladies supper at the Red Lion
8.00pm St Peter’s review of All Age services meeting
3 12.30pm Advent Lunch in the Mews
4 9.30am Holy Communion at St Mary’s
10.00am Crafty Coffee in the Mews
7.30pm “In Flanders fields…” Advent series in the Mews
7 9.30am Baptism Breakfast in the Mews
5.30pm Whitegate Christmas Lights on the village green

8 Advent 2
9.30am Morning Prayer at St Mary’s
11.00am Holy Communion at St Peter’s
6.30pm Christingle at St Mary’s


9 2.30pm Knit and Natter at St Peter’s
11 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) at St Peter’s
10.00am Crafty Coffee in the Mews
7.30pm “In Flanders fields….” Advent series in the Mews
13 9.30am Setting up the Christmas Tree Festival at St Peter’s

15 Advent 3
9.30am Holy Communion at St Mary’s
11.00am Crib Service at St Peter’s
6.30pm Carols at St Peter’s
6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols

16 2.30pm Knit and Natter at St Peter’s
18 9.30am Holy Communion at St Mary’s
10.00am Crafty Coffee in the Mews
7.00pm St Mary’s Singers Christmas Concert Vale Royal Abbey
20 10.00am Whitegate School Carol Service in St Mary’s
21 7.00pm Carol Singing at Little Budworth

22 Advent 4
9.30am Morning Prayer with the Admission of Choristers at St Mary’s
11.00am Holy Communion at St Peter’s
6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols at St Peter’s
6.30pm Holy Communion at St Mary’s

24 Christmas Eve
4.00pm Crib Service at St Mary’s
7.00pm Carol Singing at Little Budworth
11.15pm Midnight Communion at St Peter’s
11.30pm Midnight Communion at St Mary’s
25 Christmas Day
9.30am Holy Communion at St Mary’s
11.00am Holy Communion at St Peter’s
29 Christmas 1
9.30am Holy Communion at St Mary’s
11.0am Morning Prayer at St Peter’s