Special Advent & Christmas Services
There will be a range of national online services over Christmas, including a Christingle service (Dec 13th), a nine lessons and carols, and a midnight service:
24th – *Christmas Eve Holy Communion
11:30 pm at St Mary’s
25th – *Christmas Day Holy Communion
10:00 am at St John’s
26th – Feast of St Stephen
27th – *Holy Communion service at 10 am at St Mary’s
With Revd Paul Waters.
*Morning Prayer at 10 am at St John’s
With Eileen Castor – no evening service at St John’s
27th – John, Apostle and Evangelist
28th – Holy Innocents
29th – Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1170
*Booking may be required for these special services.
1st – The Naming & Circumcision of Jesus
6th – Epiphany
10th – William Laud,
Archbishop of Canterbury, 1645
14th – Felis of Nola,
Christian presbyter at Nola near Naples in Italy
17th – Charles Gore, Bishop,
Founder of the Community of the Resurrection, 1932
18th to 25th – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
This year’s Week of Prayer has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland and is based on John 15:1-17.
19th – Wulfstan
Bishop of Worcester, 1095.
21st – Agnes,
Child Martyr at Rome, 304
25th -The Conversion of St Paul
25th – Burns Night
Commemorating the life of Robert Burns, born on January 25th, 1759.
24th – World Leprosy Sunday
Initiated in 1954 by French philanthropist and writer, Raoul Follereau World Leprosy Day is annually observed on the last Sunday of January.
26th – Timothy and Titus,
Companions of Paul.
27th – Holocaust Memorial Day
Marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
28th – Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Philosopher,
Teacher of the Faith, 1274
30th – Charles,
King and Martyr, 1649
31st – John Bosco,
Priest, Founder of the Salesian Teaching Order, 1888