Christmas Services at St Mary’s

The first of our Christmas Services will be held on Christmas Eve at 3.30pm and is our Christingle/ Crib Service.This is a wonderful way to start the Christmas season and also supports the Children’s Society. Then at 11.15pm on Christmas Eve we will be holding our Midnight Mass service with the church lit by 180 [More…]

The Fourth Sunday of Advent – 23rd December 2018

The Collect Eternal God, as Mary waited for the birth of your Son, so we wait for his coming in glory; bring us through the birth-pangs of this present age to see, with her, our great salvation in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of the prophet Micah                5.2-5a The [More…]

The Third Sunday of Advent – 16th December 2018

The Collect God for whom we watch and wait, you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of your Son: give us courage to speak the truth, to hunger for justice, and to suffer for the cause of right with Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of the prophet [More…]

The Third Sunday of Advent – 16th December 2018

The Collect God for whom we watch and wait, you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of your Son: give us courage to speak the truth, to hunger for justice, and to suffer for the cause of right with Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of the prophet [More…]

The Second Sunday of Advent – 9th December 2018

The Collect Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as judge and saviour we may be ready to receive him, who is our Lord and our God. Amen.    A reading from the book of the prophet Baruch              5.1-9 Take off the garment of your sorrow and [More…]

ADVENT SUNDAY – 2nd December 2018

The Collect Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from darkness of sin to the light of holiness, that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.    A reading from the book of the prophet Jeremiah         33.14-16 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when [More…]

CHRIST THE KING – 25th November 2018

The Collect God the Father, help us to hear the call of Christ the King and to follow in his service, whose kingdom has no end; for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, one glory. Amen.    A reading from the book of Daniel                             7.9-10, 13-14 As I watched, thrones [More…]

The Second Sunday before Advent – 18th November 2018

The Collect Heavenly Lord, you long for the world’s salvation: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.    A reading from the book of Daniel                                      12.1-3 In the third year of King Cyrus [More…]