St Mary’s Update – 17th November – Pickwick Special

St Mary’s Update – 17th November 2016

St Mary’s Church update for 17th November provides listings of services, bible readings and other events and news such as Children In Need, Mr Pickwick and Christmas including Messy Nativity.

robert-maccallMr Pickwick’s Christmas

Adapted & performed by Robert MacCall, this performance takes place in the Methodist Church Hall at 7:30pm on Wednesday 14th December.

Mr Pickwick, and his friends travel by stagecoach to enjoy an exuberant country Christmas at Dingley Dell. There is a wedding, any amount of eating and drinking, dancing, games,  skating, and a ghost story. All the delights of an age long past, brought vividly to life.

Inspired by the public readings of Dickens himself this one man show, adapted and performed by storyteller Robert MacCall captures all the zest and humour of the original.

A wonderful evening is guaranteed for all. Suitable for all from 9 upwards.

For more information or to reserve a ticket call Evelyne Conrad-Bell on 241916.  Tickets on the door will cost £8 adults and £5 children.

Read more about Robert on his Blog.

shoe-boxOperation Shoebox

Thank you! To everyone who filled shoeboxes for the Operation Child appeal. This year we delivered 23 boxes to the collection point.

christmas-choirChristmas Choir

Calling all Singers!  Caroline Finlay will once again be getting together a group of people to sing at the Carol Services at the Old Church on 18th December and at St Mary’s on Christmas Eve (6.45pm). No auditions necessary! The first rehearsal is Sunday 20th November @ 10am in church.

Messy ChurchMessy Nativity

Our next Messy Church will be on Sunday 11th December at 9:30am when we will be having a Messy Nativity. We hope you can join us!

Prayer Ministry Team

Don’t forget that there is now a prayer ministry team available to pray with people after the Sunday morning services.

Services & Other Dates

Saturday 19th November 7:30pm West Bergholt Concert Band’s Children in Need Concert (Read more)
Sunday 20 November 8.00am BCP Communion at St Mary’s, Langham
9.30am Family Service at St Peter’s, Boxted
10.00am 1st Rehearsal for the Christmas Choir
11.15am Holy Communion led by Rev Ray Samms, with BUGS
Morning Praise, St John’s GH
Tuesday 22 November 8.00pm Home Group – studying ‘The Shack’ by William P Young at Richard & Dorothy’s
Thursday 24 November 9.00am Open House
2.30pm 5Ts
Sunday 27 November 1st Sunday of Advent 8.00am BCP Communion at All Saints’ GH
9.30am Morning Worship, with BUGS
Communion at St Mary’s, Langham
11.15am Service 4 All at All Saints’, GH
Thursday 1 December 9.00am Open House
10.00am Rachel’s Home Group
2.30pm 5Ts
Sunday 4 December 9.30am Communion led by Rev Mandy Elmes
Communion at St Mary’s, Langham
11.15am Morning Praise, St John’s GH
Sunday 11 December 9.30am Messy Nativity
12.00 – 2.30pm Mulled Wine & Mince Pies at St Mary’s Old Church
Sunday 18 December 2.30pm Candlelight Carol Service at St Mary’s Old Church
Christmas Eve 3.00pm Crib Service
6.45pm Carol Service
Christmas Day 9.30am Christmas Communion

Bible Readings

Sunday 20 November Luke 23: 33-43 Jesus is placed on the cross.
Sunday 27 November Matthew 24: 36-44 Jesus tells about remaining watchful.
Sunday 4 December Luke 3:1-6 John the Baptist prepares the way for Jesus