Events this Christmas at St Mary the Virgin, Leigh Parish Church
Advent is such a busy time in the home and very much the case for us in church. Many organisations make use of our building for carol services, concerts, school productions and even films, and while it is always a great pleasure to welcome each and every person into St. Mary’s at this time of year we always feel exhausted on Christmas Day!
The Bible stories related to the birth of Jesus describe a rather chaotic way of being for Mary and Joseph: St. Luke’s Gospel tells of a census, a long journey and homelessness, with visits from shepherds, themselves outsiders to the polite society of the time. Despite the chaos and uncertainty the scene was set for the arrival of the most amazing baby ever to be born, one who changed the world both in his own time and in ours.
I do hope that even amid the busyness of the season you will be able to catch a glimpse of Jesus in your life. I wish you and your loved ones a joyful and happy Christmas.
Kevin Crinks OSF
Christmas Tree Festival 1st, 2nd and 3rd December
Due to the success of previous years, we will once again be hosting our Christmas tree festival here in church. This is a wonderful festival were schools, groups and businesses throughout the community create and display beautiful Christmas trees that represent their aims etc…
Alongside the festival there will be a Handcrafted mini market on Saturday 2nd December. The market will be filled with wonderful stalls from handmade condiments to stunning handcrafted gifts. During this time a delicious lunch will be served in the church vestry.
Entrance to the festival and market is £1.00 per adult with accompanying children entering free.
Sunday 3rd December – 4pm Annual Bereavement service
Wednesday 6th December – 7pm Town Centre carol Concert
Thursday 7th. December 6pm District Brownie Carol Service
Saturday 9th. December 7.30pm Rotary Club Christmas Concert
Saturday 16th. December 6pm “Singalong Frozen”
Sunday 17th. December 10.00am Traditional Lessons & Carols
Sunday 24th. December 9.30am Holy Communion
4.30pm Crib Service & Holy Communion for all the family
11.30pm The Midnight Mass
Sunday 25thy. December Communion & Carols for Christmas day