This Week






Mon 10th





Downs Mid School Christmas service in St M’s



Carol singing in Carlton Mead/Abbeyfield



PCC in Elizabeth Ho.

Tues 11th





Advent Course with Paul Henderson in St. S’s

Wed 12th


Ember Day



Downs Upr School Christmas service in St M’s



Carol singing in Ami Court/The Knoll



Advent Course E. Ho/3 Balfour Rd

Thurs 13th


 Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304



Said Eucharist at BMW

Fri 14th


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

Sat 15th


 Ember Day



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



Carol singing in Generals Meadow

Tues 18th





Advent Course with Paul Henderson in St. S’s

Wed 19th


Ember Day



Advent Course E. Ho/3 Balfour Rd

Thurs 20th





Said Eucharist at BMW



Christmas Coffee Morning in E. Ho



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




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


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.