Mothering Sunday and Service of Thanks

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LENT LUNCHES

MARCH MONDAYS

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

FINDING A VOICE – LENT TALKS

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

A Christmas Celebration

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’.

The Travelling Crib

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 alison.campion@btinternet.com

Christingle

 Christingle Family Service

Please come to our candlelit service

ALL WELCOME

SUNDAY 10th DECEMBER 4pm ST MARY’S CHURCH

Refreshments. All proceeds to the Children’s Society