This Week

 

 

                                                                                 

                                                                                          

 

Mon 10th

 

 

 

2.00pm

Downs Mid School Christmas service in St M’s

 

2.15pm

Carol singing in Carlton Mead/Abbeyfield

 

7.00pm

PCC in Elizabeth Ho.

Tues 11th

 

 

 

2.00pm

Advent Course with Paul Henderson in St. S’s

Wed 12th

 

Ember Day

 

2.00pm

Downs Upr School Christmas service in St M’s

 

2.15pm

Carol singing in Ami Court/The Knoll

 

7.00/7.30pm

Advent Course E. Ho/3 Balfour Rd

Thurs 13th

 

 Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304

 

10.00am

Said Eucharist at BMW

Fri 14th

 

 John of the Cross, Poet, Teacher of the Faith, 1591

Sat 15th

 

 Ember Day

 

5.15pm

Carols by Torchlight – Walmer Green

Sun 16th

Advent 3

Services as usual

+ Nine Lessons & Carols in St. S’s, 6pm

 

Readings next week

8.00: 1 Cor. 4.1-5/Matt. 11.2-10

9.30/11.00: Phil. 4.4-7/Luke 3.7-18

Mon 17th

 

Eglantyne Jebb, Social Reformer, Founder of ‘Save the Children’, 1928

 

3.30pm

Carol singing in Generals Meadow

Tues 18th

 

 

 

2.00pm

Advent Course with Paul Henderson in St. S’s

Wed 19th

 

Ember Day

 

7.00/7.30pm

Advent Course E. Ho/3 Balfour Rd

Thurs 20th

 

 

 

10.00am

Said Eucharist at BMW

 

11.00am

Christmas Coffee Morning in E. Ho

 

7.00pm

Carols by Candlelight in St. Mary’s

Fri 21st

 

St Thomas the Apostle

Sat 22nd

 

Ember Day

Sun 23rd

Advent 4

Services as usual + Crib Service 11am in St. M’s

 

Readings next week

8.00: Phil. 4.4-7/John 1.19-28

9.30/11.00: Heb. 10.5-10/Luke 1.39-45

 

 

Notices

Harvest Appeal – Thank you to everyone who supported our appeal – An amazing sum of £1,100 was raised.

St. Mary’s vestry keys

If you hold a key but no longer use it/only use on occasion, can you please return it to the parish office ASAP. 

Due to the specialised lock, new keys cannot be cut.  We urgently need spares for new staff/regular volunteers.

A new lock will have to be installed otherwise, which will be a significant cost.

**If you have a set of keys with a yellow plastic key fob – can you please return to Elaine ASAP - these belong to the office**  Thank you.

Intercessor required for Sun  23rd December in St. Mary’s, please let Elaine know if you can help.

Christmas Dates…

16th Dec

Nine Lessons & Carols

6pm St. Saviour’s

20th Dec

Carols by Candlelight

7pm St. Mary’s

23rd Dec

Crib Service

11am St. Mary’s

Christmas Eve

Christingle

4pm St. Mary’s

Midnight Mass

11pm St. Saviour’s

11.30pm St. Mary’

Can you read for the ST M carol service – pls spk to Seth

Christmas Coffee Morning, Thursday 20th December, 11.00am in Elizabeth House. All welcome.

Christmas Cards – Elisabeth Sephton has some wonderful cards for sale to help raise money for St. M’s.  The cards are £2 each and can be found at the back of church.

The Foodbank needs us!

The Deal area foodbank is currently giving out twice as much food as it’s receiving.

Please help. Bringing just one item of food each time you come to Church would make a huge difference.

There are lists of what is most needed in each church, and donations can be left at any time in the tubs at the back of the churches.  Many thanks

The Collection

If you are a UK Tax Payer we would encourage you to use the Gift Aid envelope for your collection.  Please ensure you complete all sections.  The parish will be able to reclaim an extra 25p for every £1 placed in the envelope.  Envelopes are available on the pews or with the hymn books.  Thank you.