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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 (from Advent onwards)
                              10.15am Eucharist (ditto)
Thursdays:               1.30pm Ladybirds (during term time)
Fridays:                   12noon Eucharist (Requiem on 2nd)
                              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 Saturday: Feria of Advent
(Charles de Foucauld hermit in the Sahara 1916)
9.30-11.30am Churchwardens Working Party

2nd THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Liturgical Year C begins)
Diocesan Year of Vocation begins
8am The Holy Eucharist (Said) Book of Common Prayer
10.30am THE SUNG EUCHARIST
Readings: Jeremiah 33: 14-16 and Luke 21: 25-36
4pm 'From Darkness to Light' a Christingle Celebration
Lighting of the Pulborough Star

3rd Monday: Feria of Advent (St. Francis Xavier 1552)
10am to 12noon The HUB at Pulborough Library -'Drop in' for
local information, refreshments, chat and advice.
7.30pm Tower Bellringing

4th Tuesday: Feria of  Advent  (John of Damascus c 74)

5th Wednesday: Feria of Advent
9. 45am Morning Prayer
10.15 am The Holy Eucharist   (Please note new time)
11am Holy Communion at Hillside Lodge
12.30pm Deanery Clergy Chapter meeting
7pm A Candlelit Concert with Michael and Stephanie Pioli

6th Thursday: Feria of Advent (St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra c 326)
1.30pm Ladybirds

7th Friday: Feria of Advent
(Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher of the Faith 397)
12 noon The Requiem Eucharist           No Handbells practice

8th Saturday: The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

9th THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
8am The Holy Eucharist (Said)
9.45am Choir Practice for Concert on 22nd December
10.30am THE SUNG EUCHARIST
Readings: Baruch 5: 1-9 and Luke 3: 1-6
12.15pm St. Mary's Handbells at The Anchorage

10th  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

11th Tuesday: Feria of Advent

12th Wednesday: Feria of Advent
9. 45am Morning Prayer
10.15 am The Holy Eucharist
11am The Holy Eucharist at The Anchorage

13th Thursday: Feria of Advent (St. Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse )
9am Christmas Eucharist for St. Mary's School
1.30pm Ladybirds

14th Friday: Feria of Advent (St. John of the Cross)
12noon The Holy Eucharist
6pm Led by a Star

15th Saturday: Feria of Advent

16th THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
8am The Holy Eucharist (Said)
10. 30am THE SUNG EUCHARIST
Readings: Zephaniah 3: 14-20 and Luke 3: 7-18
6pm Village Carol Service

17th 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

 18th Tuesday: Feria of Advent

19th Wednesday: Feria of Advent
9. 45am Morning Prayer
10.15 am The Holy Eucharist
11am Holy Communion at Hillside Lodge

20th Thursday: Feria of Advent

21st Friday: Feria of Advent
12noon The Holy Eucharist

22nd Saturday: Feria of Advent
4-6pm Choir Rehearsal
7.30pm Chantry Quire Carol Concert

23rd THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
8am The Holy Eucharist (Said)
10. 30am THE SUNG EUCHARIST
Readings: Micah 5: 2-5a and Luke 1: 39-45, [46-55]

24th CHRISTMAS EVE
5.30pm Crib Service with Nativity Play
11.30pm MIDNIGHT MASS

25th CHRISTMAS DAY
8am The Holy Eucharist (Said)
10. 30am THE SUNG EUCHARIST
Readings: Isaiah 52. 7-10 and John 1: 1-14

26th Wednesday: St. Stephen, Deacon and First Martyr
9. 45am Morning Prayer
10.15am The Holy Eucharist

27th Thursday: St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

28th Friday: The Holy Innocents
12noon The Holy Eucharist

29th Saturday: St. Thomas Becket,
Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr
12.30pm Holy Baptism

30th THE FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS
8am The Holy Eucharist (Said)
10. 30am THE SUNG EUCHARIST
Readings: 1 Samuel 2: 18-20. 26 and Luke 2. 41-52

31st Monday: Feria of Advent

 

 

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