We have our festival of Nine lessons and Carols this evening at 6.30pm. If you have been before you will know this is a very enjoyable evening. If you haven’t been before, come along and see. There will be refreshments afterwards, and the parish raffle will be drawn.
Raffle tickets are still available £1 each.
Tomorrow we gather at St Thomas’ at 6pm to go carol singing round the parish. Do come and join us – it’s much better if we have a big group, and a perfect singing voice is not necessary. We collect for the Booth Centre in Manchester.
Donations are needed, please, towards Christmas flowers for St Thomas – to Audrey please.
Saturday 24th December Crib service/nativity 5pm St Thomas
And First Communion of Christmas 11.30pm
Sunday 25th December Communion service at St Agnes 9.15am
Sunday 1st January Parish service at St Thomas 11am No service at St Agnes
We have decided to make changes to the magazine. It has had the same format for many years and we feel it is rather outdated. The plan is that, from February, the magazine will be produced once every 2 months, and will be professionally printed in colour, with photographs. We hope this will make the magazine more attractive. It would be good if this can also be seen as an opportunity for more people to contribute to the magazine. When did you last put something in the magazine? If people wrote about events they have been to, for example, this would make the magazine more representative of life in our parish.
We will be collecting items of warm clothing such as hats, scarves, gloves and socks to take down to the Booth Centre for the homeless in Manchester over the Christmas period. If you have any of these to spare or get some as Christmas presents you can't use these would be most welcome".
Also Cold Nights - Local charity which goes into Manchester to take food to people sleeping on the streets. They would like donations of pot noodles, porridge pots, crisps and chocolate. Their local drop off point is Limekiln Cafe by the Brownhill Visitor Centre in Uppermill so we could take donations up there. Chocolate bars are a particular treat, so if anyone has any such thing as an unwanted chocolate bar that would be greatly appreciated.
Don’t forget to check out the parish blogspot too!
Sun Dec 18th Nine Lessons and Carols St Thomas 6.30pm
Mon Dec 19th Carol singing round the parish. Meet 6pm St Thomas’
Sat Dec 24th Crib service/nativity St Thomas 5.00pm
11.30pm First Communion of Christmas St Thomas
Sun Dec 25th Christmas morning Eucharist at St Agnes 9.15am
Tues Dec 27th No Tuesday morning service
Tues Jan 3rd 10am Holy Communion at St Thomas’
Wed Jan 4th DMPC St Thomas Moorside 7.30pm
Sat Jan 7th Coffee morning at the home of Mrs V Green 10.30 till noon
Thurs Jan 12th Standing Committee Vicarage 7pm
Mon Jan 16th DCC St Thomas 7pm
Wed Jan 18th DCC St Agnes 8pm
Mon Jan 23rd PCC St Thomas 7pm
Sun Jan 29th Churches Together service Salem Moravian church 3pm.
Preacher Archdeacon Cherry