Diary for December ’19

December 2019  Diary for the Tyndale Benefice serving St. Mary’s, Wotton, St. Martin’s, North Nibley, St. Kenelm’s, Alderley and the Chapel of Ease at Tresham.


Sunday 1st December – 1st of Advent
  8.00am          Holy Communion at St. Mary’s
  9.30am          Parish Eucharist at St. Martin’s
10.15am          Parish Eucharist at St. Mary’s
                        (no 11.00am Service at Tresham)
  6.00pm          Advent Service of Darkness to Light at St Mary’s
  6.00pm          Advent Service of Darkness to Light at St Martin’s.

Monday 2nd December – Experience Advent at St. Mary’s
  9.30am          Little Church at St. Mary’s – activities and crafts for under-fives and carers beginning in  Church then moving to the Parish Room – Experience Advent              
10.00am          Holy Communion at Perry and Dawes
2.00–4.00pm   Churches Together Games Group in the Parish Room
7.30pm          LMT at T Pottinger’s house

Tuesday 3rd December – Experience Advent at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 4th December – St Nicholas
  9.00am          Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s
  9.30am          Holy Communion at St. Mary’s plus coffee and chat afterwards
  3.15pm          Mothers’ Union Tea Party in the Parish Room

Thursday 5th December
  9.00am          Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s

Friday 6th December
   9.00am         Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s
North Nibley Cribs by Candlelight – see www.northnibleychurch.uk for details
   1.30pm         CTiW Art Group in Parish Room

Saturday 7th December
North Nibley Cribs by Candlelight – see www.northnibleychurch.uk for details

Sunday 8th – 2nd Sunday of Advent
  8.00am          Holy Communion at St. Mary’s
  8.00am          Holy Communion at St. Martin’s
  9.30am          Family Service at St. Martin’s with Archdeacon Hilary
10.15am          Parish Eucharist at St. Mary’s
  6.00pm          Evensong at St. Mary’s

Monday 9th December
  9.00am          Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s
  9.30am          Little Church at St. Mary’s – activities and crafts for under-fives and carers beginning in Church then moving to the Parish Room – The Christmas Story
 10.00am         Morning Prayer at Perry and Dawes
2.00 – 4.00pm Churches Together Games Group in the Parish Room

.Tuesday 10th December
    9.00am        Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s
 10.30am         CTiW Prayer Group in Parish Room

Wednesday 11th December
    9.00am        Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s
    9.30am        Holy Communion at St. Mary’s followed by coffee and chat

Thursday 12th December
  9.00am          Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s

Friday 13th December
  9.00am          Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s
10.30-12.00pm Coffee Morning in aid of Save the Children and Christmas Tree decorating at St. Mary’s

Saturday 14th December
9.30–11.00am Messy Church at St. Mary’s – ‘Christmas.’ Breakfast, activities & worship for all ages.

Sunday 15th – 3rd Sunday of Advent
  8.00am          Holy Communion at St. Mary’s
  9.30am          Parish Eucharist at St. Martin’s
10.15am          Family Service at St. Mary’s
No Service at St. Kenelm’s today
  6.00pm          Service of Nine Lessons and Carols St. Mary’s

Monday 16th December
   9.00am         Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s
 10.00am         Carol Service at Perry and Dawes
 10.30am         Little Church Christmas Party starting in St. Mary’s Church
   1.30pm         Blue Coat School Christmas Performance at St. Mary’s
2.00–4.00pm   Churches Together Games Group in the Parish Room
   6.30pm         Blue Coat School Christmas Performance at St. Mary’s
   7.30pm         Oriana Singers Concert at St. Martin’s, North Nibley

Tuesday 17th December
    9.00am        Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s
    7.00pm        Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School Carol Service at St. Mary’s.

Wednesday 18th December
    9.00am        Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s
    9.30am        Holy Communion (Mothers’ Union) at St. Mary’s followed by coffee and chat
    6.30pm        North Nibley School Carol Service at St. Martin’s
    6.30pm        British School Carol Service at St. Mary’s

Thursday 19th December
    9.00am        Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s
   6.30pm         Carol Service at St. Nicholas, Ozleworth

Friday 20th December
    9.00am        Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s
   6.30pm         Carol Service at St. Kenelm’s

Saturday 21st December

Sunday 22nd December – 4th Sunday of Advent
    8.00am        Holy Communion at St. Mary’s
    9.30am        Family Communion at St. Martin’s
  10.15am        Parish Eucharist at St. Mary’s
  11.00am        Carol Service at The Chapel of Ease, Tresham
    6.00pm        Evensong at St. Mary’s

Monday 23rd December
    9.00am        Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s
  10.00am        Morning Prayer at Perry and Dawes
Christingle Making in Parish room – Time to be announced

Tuesday 24th December – Christmas EveBenefice Office Closed
   10.00am       Journey to Bethlehem at St. Martin’s
    4.30pm        Christingle Service at St. Mary’s
    6.00pm        Christingle Service at St. Mary’s
    6.00pm        Christingle Service at St. Martin’s
  11.30pm        Midnight Mass at St. Mary’s with Bishop Robert
  11.30pm        Midnight Mass at St. Martin’s

Wednesday 25th December – Christmas DayBenefice Office Closed
    8.00am        Holy Communion at St. Mary’s
    9.30am        Family Christmas Communion at St. Martin’s
  10.15am        Family Christmas Communion at St. Mary’s
  11.00am        Family Christmas Communion at St. Kenelm’s

Thursday 26th December – St. StephenBenefice Office Closed
    9.00am        Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s

Friday 27th DecemberBenefice Office Closed
    9.00am        Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s

Saturday 28th December

Sunday 29th December – 1st Sunday of Christmas
8.00am          Holy Communion at St. Mary’s
  8.00am          Holy Communion at St. Martin’s
  9.30am          Matins at St. Martin’s
10.15am          Family Communion at St. Mary’s
  6.30pm          Christmas Carols at St. Martin’s – all welcome

Monday 30th December
    9.00am        Morning Prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s
  10.00am        Morning Prayer at Perry and Dawes
No Little Church or Games Group

Tuesday 31st December – New Year’s EveBenefice Office Closed
9.00am Morning prayer in Catherine Chapel at St. Mary’s
    6.00pm        New Years Eve Concert by The Arts Association at St. Mary’s. Justine Tomlinson & friends will once again start the celebrations for the New Year. s