You are invited to our
Mothering Sunday and Service of Thanks at St Mary’s
Sunday 11th March at 4pm
Songs, poems and prayers
A chance to get together to reflect and celebrate different aspects of mothering and caring in our community and to thank all those who support and help St Mary’s
Refreshments to follow
Retiring Collection – The Children’s Society
St Mary’s Church Room
5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March
12.30 to 1.30pm
Come and join us for delicious home-made soup, bread ‘n cheese
Donations to Christian Aid
If you would like TRANSPORT,contact Jane 825578 or Tricia 825169
Give your brain a spring clean, and join us for a convivial evening of quiz and supper. Start getting your team (maximum 8 people) together, and watch for more details.
You are most welcome to join the Stevington Lent Talks. Meetings are informal and usually run for an hour and a half. It is a chance for informal discussion about faith, issues and questions that arise within the focus for the week. All views are welcome – encouraged! Honest doubt and confidentiality respected and guaranteed. This year’s theme, ‘Finding a Voice’, is based around the film The King’s Speech and the talks look as if they are going to be really thought-provoking and enriching. Talks will be on Monday from 7.15 to 8.45pm starting from 19th February and will be held at 20 Church Road. If you would like to come along or have any questions about the talks, please contact Jane by email or telephone: 8225578
On behalf of all at St Mary’s a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
Despite the cold winter’s evening, St Mary’s gave a warm welcome to villagers and friends who came to the wonderful candlelit celebration of Nine Lessons and Carols on Sunday 17th. The choir, organist and readers surpassed themselves in their telling of the Advent and Christmas story and the carved angels in the roof must have smiled with joy as the congregation sang out.
Many thanks to all those who helped to make this a memorable service which brought our community together in song and story. We are particularly grateful to Fearn for starting our service with the solo 1st verse of ‘Once in Royal’.
We are very sorry to announce that the Christingle Service has been cancelled for today because of the bad weather conditions.
Sunday 17th December 4.30pm
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
St Mary’s Church
Afterwards Get together for Mulled Wine
Room in the Inn…..
There is an old Mexican custom known as Posada which uses the idea of people dressed as Mary and Joseph travelling round their village knocking at doors to enquire who might give them hospitality. Our Stevington Travelling Crib, following this tradition, is blessed on Advent Sunday and starts its journey, completing the journey at Christmas.
All are warmly encouraged to take part: individuals, families, old and young to offer a resting place to the Crib for the night. You become both Travellers and Hosts in turn and are given a few words of explanation and contact details beforehand. Those who have agreed to take part are asked to take responsibility for contacting the people either side of them on the journey to make arrangements which suit them both. Thus, the Crib makes its journey from one house to the next through Advent.
If you would like to take part, please sign the board in the Church Room, as we need to plan the journey. Should you like to know more details, please contact Alison during the coming weeks. Alison 826352 firstname.lastname@example.org
Christingle Family Service
Please come to our candlelit service
SUNDAY 10th DECEMBER 4pm ST MARY’S CHURCH
Refreshments. All proceeds to the Children’s Society