St Helen's Church
St Michael's Church
Sunday 3rd November 4th Before Advent 9-15 am St Michaels on Wyre Family Service 11 am Garstang St. Helen’s Churchtown Family Service 6-30 pm All Souls Service at St. Michael’s
Wed 6th 10 am Holy Communion at both Churches
Sunday 10th Nov 3rd Before Advent 9-15 am St. Michaels on Wyre, Matins
11 am Garstang St. Helen’s Eucharist Service
6-30 pm Evensong with Eucharist at Garstang St. Helen’s
Wed 13th 10 am Holy Communion at St. Michael’s on Wyre
Sunday 17th Nov 2nd Before Advent 9-15 am St. Michaels on Wyre, Parish Eucharist 11 am Garstang St. Helen’s Churchtown Matins and Confirmation Class
6-30 pm Evensong at St. Michael’s Church
10 am Holy Communion at St Michael’s on Wyre
7-30 pm The Priory Deanery Quiz Scorton
Sunday 24thth Nov Christ The King Sunday 9-15 am St Michaels on Wyre Parish Eucharist
11 am Garstang St Helen’s, Parish Eucharist, Sunday School & Produce Stall
6-30 pm Special Evensong for our Alternative Christmas Tree Festival….Carols, Readings, and Prayers
Wed 27th 10 am Holy Communion at both churches
November 30th St. Michaels Christmas Tree Festival
Sun 1st Dec
6-00 pm Switching on the Lights Cock Robin Lane
Tue 3rd Dec
9-45 am Pram Service St. Helen’s Church
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
Christmas Tree Festival
Meeting to be held at 10am on Friay 8th November.
The dates of the Festival will be from
Saturday the 23rd November to Monday the 25th.
We have also had offers of people making an alternate Christmas tree and if you fancy having of go please let us know in time so we can plan where they are all going.
It’s time to get excited about this Christmas weekend already
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 email@example.com
or Kathleen 01253 864614 Mob. 07904 941098
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