"Come to me, all who are weary and whose load is heavy - I will give you rest." - Matthew 11-28
The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

- 2017 -
the parish church of st mary the virgin

'Revised' Service Times
Weekdays   8am Holy Communion (Wed and Fri)
  8am Morning Prayer (Mon, Tue, Thu
  and Sat)
  5.30 pm Evening Prayer (every day)
Sundays   8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.45 am Parish Eucharist
  5.30 pm Evensong
Our Christmas Star
Our Christmas Star
Christmas Services
Dec 10th Christingle Service at 4pm
Dec 17thCarol Service at 6pm
Dec 24thChristmas Eve Holy Communion (BCP) at 8am 
Christmas Eve Crib service (with Parish Communion) at 10.45am 
Christmas Midnight Eucharist at 11.30pm
Dec 25thChristmas Day Family Service at 10.45am
(followed by short communion service)
Our Christmas Tree

Church Calendar [December 2017]
  1st  Charles de Foucauld, Hermit in the Sahara, 1916
  3rd  1st Sunday in Advent
  3rd  Francis Xavier, Missionary, Apostle of the
         Indies, 1552
  4th  John of Damascus, Monk, Teacher of the
         Faith, c.749
  6th  Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c.326 (Dedication of
         the Cathedral)
  7th  Ambrose, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith, 397
  8th  Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
10th  2nd Sunday of Advent
13th  Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304 Ember Day
14th  John of the Cross, Poet, Teacher of the Faith
15th/16th  Ember Days
17th  3rd Sunday of Advent O Sapientia
17th  Eglantyne Jebb, Social Reformer, Founder of
         'Save the Children', 1928
24th  4th Sunday in Advent Christmas Eve
25th  Christmas Day
26th  Stephen, Deacon, first Martyr
27th  John, Apostle and Evangelist
28th  The Holy Innocents
29th  Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury,
         Martyr, 1170
30th  1st Sunday of Christmas

Church Calendar [January 2018]
  1st  The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus
  2nd  Basil the Great & Gregory of Nazianzus,
         bishops, 379 and 389
  2nd  Seraphim, Monk of Sarov, spiritual guide, 1833
  2nd  Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah, Bishop in South
         India, 1945
  6th  The Epiphany
  7th  1st Sunday of Epiphany Baptism of Christ
11th  Aelred of Hexham, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167
12th  Benedict Biscop, Abbot of Wearmouth, 689
13th  Hilary Bishop of Poitiers, Teacher of the Faith, 367
14th  2nd Sunday of Epiphany
17th  Antony of Egypt, Hermit, Abbot, 356
18th-25th  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
19th  Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095
20th  Richard Rolle, of Hampole, spiritual Writer, 1349
21st  Agnes, child Martyr at Rome, 304
21st  3rd Sunday of Epiphany
24th  Francis de Sales, bishop, Teacher of the Faith, 1622
25th  Conversion of St. Paul
26th  Timothy and Titus, companions of Paul
28th  4th Sunday of Epiphany
28th  Thomas Aquinas, Philosopher, Teacher of the
         Faith, 1274
29th  Gildas, priest and historian, 570
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