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 2017

Calendar for December

2nd  9.30am   Baptism breakfast in The Mews

3rd   Advent Sunday
9.30am Sung Eucharist
       6.30pm   Christingle  

5th  12.30pm   Advent lunch in The Mews
  7.30pm   Prayer meeting in The Mews
6th  9.30am   Holy Communion at St Mary’s
  2.00pm   Mothers’ Union Deanery Advent service at St Peter’s, Little Budworth
  7.30pm   Advent group “So what are you waiting for?” in The Mews
7th  7.30pm   St Mary’s singers rehearsal in church
9th  5.30pm   Switching on of the Christmas Lights. Gather on Church Green

10th  The Second Sunday of Advent
  9.30am   Morning Prayer (Common Worship)
  5.30pm   “Midnight Son” – Community Christmas Musical in the School Hall

12th  7.30pm   St Mary’s Singers’ Christmas Carol Concert at Vale Royal Abbey
13th  8.30am   Men’s Breakfast at The Red Lion, Little Budworth
  9.30am   Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Little Budworth
  5.30pm   “The Donkey Seller” School Infant Nativity in St Mary’s church
  7.30pm   Advent group “So what are you waiting for?” in The Mews
14th  9.15am   Advent Morning Prayers in Church (said)   All Welcome

17th  The Third Sunday of Advent
  9.30am   Sung Eucharist
  6.30pm   Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at St Mary’s

18th  9.15am   Advent Morning Prayers in Church (said)   All Welcome
19th  6.30pm   Carol Singing round the village. Meet outside The Mews, Church Green
20th   9.30am   Holy Communion at St Mary’s
21st  10am      School Carol service at St Mary’s. All Welcome
  6.30pm   Carol singing at The Plough, Beauty Bank

24th  The Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve
  9.30am   Sung Eucharist (for Advent 4)
  4.30pm   Crib service – bring a Toy to give to a child (via Salvation Army)
  11.30pm   Midnight Communion

25th  Christmas Day
  9.30am   Christmas Family Communion

27th  No 9.30am midweek communion this week
31st  The First Sunday of Christmas (Naming and Circumcision of Jesus)
  9.30am   Sung Eucharist
  2pm   Commonside Methodist Chapel Carol Service – All Welcome
   N.B.   No 6.30pm Evening service

1st All Saints’ Day
9.30am   Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Whitegate