St Mary’s Update – 1st November 2016

poppySt Mary’s Update – 1st November 2016

St Mary’s Church update for 1st November provides listings of services, bible readings and other events and news such as Remembrance & Christmas services.

christmas-choirChristmas Choir

Calling all Singers!  Caroline Finlay will once again be getting together a group of people to sing at the Carol Services at the Old Church on 18th December and at St Mary’s on Christmas Eve (6.45pm). No auditions necessary! The first rehearsal is Sunday 20th November @ 10am in church.


Operation Shoebox

Please could we have any completed shoeboxes by Friday 11th November at the latest.  (You can bring them to church on Sunday 6th November or to the church office between 9am & 1pm weekdays except Weds).

Prayer Ministry Team

Don’t forget that there is now a prayer ministry team available to pray with people after the Sunday morning services.

Events & Special Services

Men’s Breakfast – 9am Saturday 12th November, Boxted Village Hall

The cost will be £6.00 and the speaker is the Venerable Michael Fox. Please contact Jos Carter to book your place – 01206 272755.

Services & Other Dates

Sunday 6 November 9.30am Holy Communion, with BUGS, led by Rev Paul Norrington
9.30am Communion at St Peter’s, Boxted
11.15am Morning Praise, St John’s GH
Thursday 3 November 10.00am Home Group (contact Rachel Hutchings 243768) – pre-school children welcome
Tuesday 8 November 11.00am Village Communion St Mary’s, West Bergholt
8.00pm Home Group at Richard & Dorothy’s – studying ‘The Shack’ by William P Young
Thursday 10th November 9.00am Open House
2.30pm 5Ts
7.45pm PCC meeting in Church
Friday 11th November 7.45pm Wired Light Party
Saturday 12 November 9.00am Men’s Breakfast at Boxted Village Hall
Sunday 13 November 9.30am Remembrance Parade Service at St Mary’s, Langham
10.45am Remembrance Service at the Orpen Hall (No Messy Church in November)
10.45am Remembrance Day Parade Service at All Saints’, GH
4.30pm Evening Prayer Service
Thursday 17 November 10.00am Home Group (contact Rachel Hutchings 243768) – pre-school children welcome
Sunday 20 November 10.00am 1st Rehearsal for the Christmas Choir
11.15am Holy Communion, with BUGS
Tuesday 22 November 8.00pm Home Group – studying ‘The Shack’ by William P Young
Sunday 27 November 1st Sunday of Advent 9.30am Morning Worship, with BUGS
Sunday 11th December 9.30am Messy Church
2.30pm Mulled Wine & Mince Pies at St Mary’s Old Church
Sunday 18th December 2.30pm Candlelight Carol Service at St Mary’s Old Church
Christmas Eve 3.00pm Crib Service
6.45pm Carol Service
Christmas Day 9.30am Christmas Communion

Bible Readings

Sunday 6 November Luke 20: 27-38 Religious leaders question Jesus about the Resurrection.
Sunday 13 November Luke 21: 5 -19 Jesus tells about the future.
Sunday 20 November Luke 23: 33-43 Jesus is placed on the cross.
Sunday 27 November Matthew 24: 36-44 Jesus tells about remaining watchful.
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