St Mary’s Update – 19th December 2017

St Mary’s Update – 19th December 2017

St Mary’s Church update for 19th December provides listings of services, bible readings and other events and news such as appointment of family worker, Christmas Services and a special Afternoon Tea.

Family Worker Appointed

St Mary’s are delighted to announce the appointment of Jo Jeffery as their new Family Worker.  Jo will be commissioned at a special 3 Parishes Service on Sun 7 Jan @ 9.30am at St Mary’s Church, Langham.  If anyone would like a lift, please contact Liz in the church office 01206 243683.

Children's SocietyAlternative Christmas Card

As in previous years, there is a shared Christmas card in the church office for anyone who would like to donate money to the Children’s Society in lieu of sending individual Christmas cards to each other.

Christmas Services

All are warmly invited to join Christmas Services at St Mary’s:

  • Christmas Eve 3 pm Crib Service,
  • Christmas Eve 6.45 pm Carol Service,
  • Christmas Day 9.30 am Family Service,

New Church Opening Times

After Christmas, the church opening times, for those who would like a quiet space to reflect or say a prayer for someone, will be amended to Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday between 9am-1pm.

Afternoon Tea Event

Treat yourself and/or a friend to a very special Afternoon Tea on Saturday 17th February! Tickets are £10 and are on sale now, from the church office or on Sunday mornings. Limited places available so book now to avoid disappointment!

Services & Other Dates

All events are at St Mary’s unless stated otherwise.

Saturday 23 December 9.45am Decorating church
11.30am Crib service rehearsal
Sunday 24 December No morning Service!
2.30pm Crib Service at St Peter’s Boxted.
3.00pm Crib Service
4.00pm Christingle at St Mary’s Langham.
5.30pm Welcome to Christmas at St John’s GH.
6.45pm Carol Service
11.00pm Midnight Communion at St Peter’s Boxted.
11.30om Midnight Communion at All Saints’ GH.
Monday 25 December 9.30am Christmas Day – Family Service
Christmas Communion at St Mary’s, Langham.
Sunday 31 December 9.30am Joint Service at St Mary’s with WB Methodist and Great Horkesley Churches
Sung Communion at St Peter’s Boxted.
Tuesday 2 January 8.00pm Home Group (Michael Foster)
Sunday 7 January 9.30am 3 Parishes Commisioning Service for new Family Worker at St Mary’s Langham.
Monday 8 January 1.30pm Gill’s Home Group
Thursday 11 January 7.30pm PCC Meeting
Friday 12 January 7.45pm Wired
Saturday 13 January Marriage Preparation Day
Sunday 14 January 9.30am Messy Church
Wednesday 14 February Ash Wednesday Communion
Saturday 17 February 2pm-4pm Afternoon Tea Event


Sunday Gospel Readings




Sunday 24 December Luke 1:26-38 The birth of Jesus foretold
Monday 25th December Luke 2:8-20 The Angel appears to shepherds
Sunday 31 December 2017 Luke 2:15-21 Shepherds go to Bethlehem
Sunday 7 January 2018 Mark 1:4-11 The Baptism and Testing of Jesus