St Helen's Church

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St Michael's Church

St Michael's-on-Wyre

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December Diary

 

Sun 1st Dec A  

9-15 am      St Michaels on Wyre  Toy Service                                          

11 am   Garstang St. Helen’s Churchtown Family Service  

6-30 pm Evensong at St. Michael’s on Wyre        

6-30 pm Switching on the lights at St Helens Church

 

Tue 3rd Dec

9-45 am Pram Service St. Helen’s Church  

 

Wed 4th  

10 am Holy Communion at both Churches    

 

Thurs 5th  

9.00 am Holy Communion  in School

   

               Sunday 8th Dec   Advent 2  

                                                                              9-15 am  St.  Michaels on Wyre,  Matins                                11 am   Garstang St. Helen’s Eucharist Service         Produce Stall                                                   4  pm   Christingle Service                           Wed 11th   10 am Holy Communion at St. Michael’s on Wyre        Sunday 15th Dec Advent 3                                                                            9-15 am   St. Michaels on Wyre,   Parish Eucharist                                               11 am   Garstang St. Helen’s Churchtown Matins                    Confirmation Class                                           6-30 pm   Evensong at St. Michael’s Church              Thur 12th Dec  2 pm School KS2 Carol Service in St. Helen’s Church       Mon 16th Dec  1-30 pm Nativity  in School             Tue 17th Dec  10 am & 5-30 pm Nativity in School                 12-30 pm Men At Lunch Golf Club               Wed 18th               10 am Holy Communion at St Michael’s on Wyre         Sunday 22nd Dec Advent 4                                                                                 9-15 am  St Michaels on Wyre Parish Eucharist                           11 am     Garstang St Helen’s,  Parish Eucharist                Sunday School                                              6-30 pm   9 Lesson and Carols Service     Tue 24th Dec  6-30 pm Crib Service            11-30 pm Mid Night Mass              Wed 25th Dec  11.00 am Family Eucharist Service        Sunday 29th Dec Christmas 1                  9-15 am  St Michaels on Wyre Parish Eucharist                           11 am     Garstang St Helen’s,  Parish Eucharist                    6-30 pm  Evensong St Michael’s on Wyre    

 

   

All Singers Welcome  

 

for St. Helens Church Choir at Christmas

 

You might think it is early but we start Choir practice early for Christmas lots to rehearse.

 

St Helen’s Church is a fantastic place to sing. The choir is inviting all singers of 8 years and above, male and female to sing with us at Christmas. Families will be especially welcome. Last year’s singing was fantastic, but each year we strive to improve.  If you can sing a carol then please join our friendly crew.   You all will be most welcome.  

 

Our practising culminates in the Nine Lessons and Carols Service which will be on Sunday the 22nd December and will include traditional carols such as ‘O Come all ye faithful and Away in a manger.’  The choir will sing other pieces, old and new as well.

 

We will be also Carol Singing around the parish at Christmas, which is always good traditional Festive fun!                    

 

I, Paul the organist will be leading the rehearsal. Our main aim is to ensure that people have fun rehearsing.  

 

Practices are usually weekly from 7.15 pm to approx. 8.45 pm at St Helens Church, Churchtown, please check day and dates before coming.

 

For more information please call:            

          Mr. Paul Ronson 07725805144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St.Michael's Home St.Helen's Home

On Saturday 30th November we are planning on hosting a Christmas Craft Fair inside our café!  

It will be from 11am to 3pm.

 

Are you an arty and creative person? Do you enjoy creating things at Christmas? Then why not share your talents by selling some of your craft items! If you like you could also give us a live demonstration of what you can do!

 

Alternatively, do you know someone else who makes things? Please pass this advert to them!

 

Cost = nothing, we just ask for 10% of any sales.

For your own craft table please contact either:  

 

Helen 01995 600459 sainthelenscafe@mail.com  

or Kathleen 01253 864614 Mob. 07904 941098

POSADA

 

Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed as Mary and Joseph travelled from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus in the weeks leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve, they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures of Mary and Joseph in a crib.

 

Modern day (like ours) Posada uses the knitted nativity figures who travel from place to place. This gives each ‘host’ the chance to create their own celebration in their home, worshipping and with the real message of Christmas, making room for Jesus in their lives.

 

I hope that we can all enjoy watching the nativity figures journey around our parish through Advent.  As we come together on Christmas Eve to celebrate the placing the figures in the crib.

 

Remember the Crib and Figure are the smaller version and easier to handles.

 

If you wish to host our posada, we have a list going around, school soon, so ask or look out for the list, join in the journey of Mary and Joseph as they travel around our parish