As always December is a busy month at St Mary’s. We begin the month and the Church year on Advent Sunday, 1st December,
with a service of Advent Carols at 10am. In the evening, at 6.30pm, we will have a Service of Light for Advent.

On
Tuesday 3rd December we welcome Mansel Primary School into Church at 1.15pm for a visit to look around St Mary’s.

On
Saturday 7th December we have our Christmas Fayre in the Gatty Hall, and a Christmas Tree Festival in Church.

Sunday 8th December is a busy day. After the Eucharist at 10am we have the last Baptisms of the year at 12 noon and at 6.30
pm we welcome Bishop Pete for our Deanery Confirmation service.

On Monday 9th December we welcome Ecclesfield High School for their annual Christmas Concert. And on Wednesday
11th December
the Don Valley Beavers will be in Church for their Christmas Carols.

On Saturday 14th at 9am we have the last Prayer Breakfast of 2019 and at 12 noon there is a wedding in Church.

On Sunday 15th at 6pm, weather permitting there will be Community Carols round the Tree (we will be in Church if the
weather is wet).

On
Thursday 19th December we welcome Ecclesfield Primary School, Key Stage 2 to Church for their Carols.

On
Saturday 21st December at 6pm there will be the Service of the Longest Night.

On
Sunday 22nd December at 4pm it is our Christingle Service.

On Monday 23rd December at 12 noon we have our last wedding of the year.

On
Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December at 4pm we welcome the Posada back into Church ready for the Crib Service. And
at 6.30pm it is our traditional
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

On
Christmas Day there is an All Age Eucharist at 10am.

Please note that there is no Communion Service on Thursday 26th December, and there is no Evening Service on Sunday 29th
December.

On
Sunday 5th January we will be celebrating Epiphany and the visit of the wise men at 10am.

On
Monday 6th January at 7.30pm we have our first PCC Meeting of 2020.

On
Wednesday 8th January at 1pm in the Gatty Hall it is the Mother’s Union AGM.

Finally, on
Saturday 25th January at 10am there is Wedding Preparation in Church.

God bless,
Tim
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