St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 22.12.19

Newsletter 22.12.19

19 Dec 2019 • General news

Collect: Eternal God, as Mary waited for the birth of your Son, so we wait for his coming in glory; bring us through the birth pangs of this present age to see, with her, our great salvation in Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:     Isaiah 7. 10-16     Ross Spall

Second Reading:     Romans 1. 1-7     Chloe Siani

Gospel:     Matthew 1, 18-25     Isabel Selvamoni

Intercessor:    Sue Morton

Hymns:   451     194     463     424     535

Post Communion Prayer:  Heavenly Father, who chose the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the mother of the promised saviour: fill us your servants with your grace, that in all things we may embrace your holy will and with her rejoice in your salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 22nd December 2019

This Sunday    8 am    Holy Communion

10 am    Parish Communion and children’s Nativity

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday   9 am   Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Christmas Eve   3 pm   Christingle (at Walsgrave Baptist Church)

7 pm   Carols & Communion

Christmas Day   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Holy Communion

Thursday   9 am    NO Morning Prayer

Saturday   9.30 am  NO Morning Prayer

Sunday 29th   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Readings and Intercessions Rota January to March 2020

Please collect your copy of the above from the notice board.  Sue Morton

Children’s Society

Many thanks to all box holders who kindly let me have them by bringing them to church. Amount collected was £846.79 which is £46 up on last year. My thanks also goes to my daughter and son in law as without their help I would not have been able to do the collection this year and they are willing to help in the future. Audrey Curtis

Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study group will meet again on Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 10.45am.All welcome.

Coffee Club

Coffee Club will meet again in the new year on Wednesday 8th January 2020.Price£1.Tea or Coffee. All welcome. This will be the last one before Christmas.  We will begin again in the New Year.

Friendship Club

Meet in the church centre twice monthly. (on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month).They meet from 10-12 noon and all are welcome. Having now broken up for Christmas they meet again in the New Year on Thursday 9th January 2020.

Christmas Hamper

We are now selling raffle tickets for a Christmas Hamper. Today is your last chance to buy raffle tickets at £1 each. We draw after the service.

Mentoring Young People

If you would be interested in mentoring young people to help make positive life choices by receiving training on topics including Safeguarding and gangs and youth violence, please see the notice in the Church Centre and apply to the positive youth foundation who are seeking to help young people in positive ways. Training will be given (8 hours in total).

Christmas Day Dinner

Walsgrave Baptist Church will again be organising a free Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day at 1pm for anyone who would like to go. Booking at or on 7661 2565 is essential though.

Christmas leaflet Delivery

If you are able to delivery some Christmas fliers around the parish advertising our services and those of Walsgrave Baptist Church please take a bundle from the table in the Centre.

Skittles Night

If you would like to join members of Walsgrave Baptist Church at a Skittles Night on Friday 21st February 2020 at Wolvey Bowling Club 7pm please contact Pete Gales at to book your place. Tickets are £6 for fish + chips/chicken + chips/or veggie alternative.

Messy Christmas

Walsgrave Baptist Church invites you to Messy Christmas tomorrow (Monday 23rd December) 11am-1pm.Christmas crafts and a cooked lunch. Aimed at Primary School. Reply to Amy Barker if

Christmas Services at St. Mary’s

Christmas Eve  3.00 pm  Christingle Service  (Walsgrave Baptist Church)

7 pm  Carols by Candlelight with Communion

Christmas Day   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion