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Church Diary (December)

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Weekly services and activities
Mondays:                 7.30pm Tower Bellringing practice
Wednesdays:            9.45am Morning Prayer
                              10.15am Eucharist
Thursdays:               1.30pm Ladybirds (during term time)
Fridays:                   12noon Eucharist (Requiem on 6th)
                              7pm Handbell Ringing practice (during term time)

First Saturday of the month - Churchwardens Working Party
There are always a variety of jobs to do around the churchyard or in the church and every first Saturday of the month from 9.30-11.30am you will be made most welcome at these working parties.  It is a very sociable gathering with refreshments served at the end of the morning. 

1st THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Liturgical Year A begins)
8am The Holy Eucharist (Said) Book of Common Prayer
No Early Birds
10.30am THE SUNG EUCHARIST with Holy Baptism of Christopher Rule
Readings: Isaiah 2. 1-5 and Matthew 24. 36-44
4pm  Christingle Service with the Lighting of the Pulborough Star

2nd Monday
Feria of Advent
10am to 12noon The HUB at Pulborough Library -‘Drop in’ for local information, refreshments, chat and advice.
7.30pm Tower Bellringing

3rd Tuesday: Feria in Advent
(St. Francis Xavier 1552)
7pm St. Mary’s School Governors’ Meeting

4th Wednesday: Feria of Advent
(St. John of Damascus, Teacher of the Faith c 74)
9. 45am Morning Prayer
10.15 am The Holy Eucharist  
11.15 am Holy Communion at Hillside Lodge
12.30pm Deanery Clergy Chapter meeting
7-10pm Churchwardens on Safeguarding Course at St. Mark’s Horsham

5th Thursday: Feria of Advent
10 -11.30am Ladybirds

6th Friday: Feria of Advent
(St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra c 326)
12 noon The Requiem Eucharist
7pm Handbell ringing practice

7th Saturday: Feria of Advent
(St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher of the Faith 397)
9.30-11.30am Church working party
2pm Children’s Advent Workshop

8th THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
8am The Holy Eucharist (Said)
10.30am THE SUNG EUCHARIST
Readings: Isaiah 11. 1-10 and Matthew 3. 1-12
6pm A Service of Readings and Music for Advent

9th  Monday: Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Transferred from 8th)
10am to 12noon The HUB at Pulborough Library -‘Drop in’ for local information, refreshments, chat and advice.
7.30pm Tower Bellringing

10th Tuesday: Feria of Advent

11th Wednesday: Feria of Advent
9. 45am Morning Prayer
10.15 am The Holy Eucharist
11am The Holy Eucharist at The Anchorage
7.30pm FSW Carol Service at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint

12th Thursday: Feria of Advent
10 -11.30pm Ladybirds

13th Friday: Feria of Advent (St. Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse 304)
12noon The Holy Eucharist
7pm Handbell ringing practice

14th Saturday
Feria of Advent (St. John of the Cross)
9am – 12.30pm Christmas Village Market in Pulborough Village Hall

15th THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
8am The Holy Eucharist (Said)
10. 30am THE SUNG EUCHARIST
Readings: Isaiah 35. 1-10 and Matthew 11. 2-11
12noon St. Mary’s Handbell ringers visit to the Anchorage
4pm Reflections on the Season – an informal reflective service

16th Monday: Feria of Advent
10am to 12noon The HUB at Pulborough Library -‘Drop in’ for local information, refreshments, chat and advice.
7.30pm Tower Bellringing

17th Tuesday: Feria of Advent
2pm – 3.30pm Singing for Pleasure with Michael Pioli

18th Wednesday: Feria of Advent
9. 45am Morning Prayer
10.15 am The Holy Eucharist
11.15am Christmas Service at The Anchorage
11am Holy Communion at Hillside Lodge
6pm St. Mary’s School Christmas Concert in Church

19th Thursday: Feria of Advent
10 -11.30pm Ladybirds

20th Friday: Feria of Advent
9am St. Mary’s School Christmas Eucharist
12noon The Holy Eucharist
7pm Handbell ringing practice

21st Saturday: Feria of Advent

22nd THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
8am The Holy Eucharist (Said)
10. 30am THE SUNG EUCHARIST
Readings: Isaiah 7. 10-16 and Matthew 1. 18-25
6pm Pulborough Village Carol Service

24th CHRISTMAS EVE
4pm Crib Service with Nativity Story

11.30pm MIDNIGHT MASS
Readings: Isaiah 9. 2-7 and Luke 2. 1-14

25th CHRISTMAS DAY
8am The Holy Eucharist (Said)
10. 00am THE SUNG EUCHARIST
Readings: Isaiah 52. 7-10 and John 1: 1-14

26th Thursday
St. Stephen, Deacon and First Martyr
10am The Holy Eucharist

27th Friday
St. John, Apostle and Evangelist
12noon The Holy Eucharist

28th Saturday
The Holy Innocents
10am The Holy Eucharist

29th THE FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS
8am The Holy Eucharist (Said)
10. 30am THE SUNG EUCHARIST
Readings: Isaiah 63. 7-9 and Matthew 2. 13-23

30th Monday: Feria of Christmas

31st Tuesday: Feria of Christmas
11.40pm St. Mary’s Bellringers ringing out the ‘Old Year’ and
ringing in the ‘New Year’

 

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