St Helen's Church
St Michael's Church
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
10 am Holy Communion at both Churches
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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