This Sunday: Advent 1

This Sunday, 1 December, we keep the start of the Church year, Advent Sunday. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass starts with the rite of asperges, the sprinkling of holy water to cleanse us. It has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is a cup of tea after the mass There will be no said Evensong this Sunday. As part of Advent we have the lighting of the Advent wreath, a candle for each of the Sundays of Advent to symbolise the forerunners of Christ, the first one for the patriarchs.

Wednesday

There will be no mass today.

Chant Group

We will meet next on 9 December at 7.30 pm in the hall.

Monthly Requiem

Every month, usually on the first Friday, we remember at a special requiem all those whose year’s mind falls in that month, the recently departed, and any others for whom prayers are requested. Our next monthly requiem is on Friday 6 December, at 5.15 pm.

Benedictine Oblates

Our next meeting will be on in early December for our final mass and lunch for the year – details soon.

Next Sunday: Advent 2

Next Sunday, 8 December, we keep the second Sunday of Advent. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass starts with the rite of asperges, the sprinkling of holy water to cleanse us. It has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is a cup of tea after the mass There will be no said Evensong this Sunday. As part of Advent we have the lighting of the Advent wreath, a candle for each of the Sundays of Advent to symbolise the forerunners of Christ, the second one for the prophets.

Parish Council

Parish Council meets next on Sunday 8 December , 2019 at 11 am. This will be followed by lunch.

AGMs of Assocation for Education and Coulthard Fund

Notice is given of the AGMs on Sunday, 15 December at 11 am in the hall.

The Lodge Service

Once a month we hold an Anglican service in the local nursing home, The Lodge, at Wayville. Our next service there is Wednesday 18 December at 11.15 am.

Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham

Every month, usually on the first Saturday, we have a special mass in devotion to Our Lady. Our parish has a special devotion ot Our Lady of Walsingham, the famous pilgrimage site in England, and has a wonderful statue of Mary in her role there. The Cell meets next on Saturday 1 February 2020 at 9 am for mass followed by a shared breakfast.

Education Association

This meets next on Sunday 2 February, 2010 at 11 am.