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RECTOR’S LETTER

Dear Friends at St Nicholas’ another year has passed and we approach Christmas once again. What is it that the Christmas story means to those who celebrate the birth of Jesus?

Well the Christmas message is one of hope: the world promises so much at times, but often fails to deliver on our hopes and dreams. However the coming of Christ into the world brought hope that all who believe in him would not perish but have eternal life. So the Christmas story is about God coming into a sinful world and sharing in our humanity. It is about Jesus going to die on a cross so that we could be forgiven. So the Christmas story is about hope.

It is also about peace. When the angel came to Zechariah to tell him about the pending birth of his son John the Baptist, he was frightened and the angel said: ‘Do not be afraid.’ When the angel appeared to Mary, again the words were, ‘Do not be afraid,’ and when he appeared to the shepherds in the fields again the words were, ‘ Do not be afraid.’ When Christ came into the world, it was not a time for fear, but a time for peace, a time for knowing that God was with us and his Messiah had come to establish his kingdom.

No matter what the past year has brought for each of us this Christmas, no matter what lies ahead, the message of Christmas is one of peace. God came to make peace with fallen humanity and Jesus Christ is the one who can calm all our fears. He is the one who calmed a storm by saying to the waves and the wind, ‘ Be still.’ He told his disciples not to worry about tomorrow, for each day has enough worry of its own and he invited burdened people to come to him and to find rest for their souls.

So the Christmas story is a message of hope and peace, but is first and foremost a message of love. “God so loved the world”, we are told, “that he gave his one and only Son.” In God’s perfect time Jesus Christ came from his home in heaven to make his dwelling among us. In due course he went to the cross to stand in our place and he did that out of love for us. The message of Christmas is that we are never alone and that we are loved by the Lord of heaven.

I hope that you will find it possible to join us over the Christmas period as we celebrate the good news of the birth of Jesus. On Sunday 18th December we will welcome the children of our Sunday School at the 11 am service as they share the story of the Nativity. Later that day, at our evening service, we will share together in the traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. You will be most welcome at both these services, as you will at our services on Christmas morning.

In the New Year our Small Groups begin a new series of evenings together in the week beginning 8th January. These groups, as the name suggests, are small groups of parishioners who gather together to study the Bible, helping each other to understand the Bible better and grow in our faith. This term we will be looking at the letter to the Romans. It’s a great book and full of wonderful teaching for us all. We’d love to welcome new members to any of our groups, which meet in the church hall, people's homes and a town centre cafe. Do contact any member of the clergy or the church office if you would like further details.

In the meantime, may I wish you and your family a Christmas filled with hope, peace and love.

With love in Jesus,
George

Update from Trevor & Andrea

Winter is here!  The days are rapidly getting shorter and colder, but we praise God for warm clothes and a cosy apartment.  Praise God for some new faces at our Youth Bible Study and please keep praying for fruit that lasts.  Also we have a new family at church. They have been listening to preaching on the internet for many years and are now travelling 45 minutes to fellowship with us.  Please pray for M and her six children.  Two of the girls are planning to attend Friday night youth group.  Andrea has successfully completed the ‘Swedish For Immigrants’ course and will now move on to the next stage of language study.  Trevor will sit his ‘C’ level national test in December.  Please continue to pray for the girls.  We had three encouraging Parent-Teacher interviews. 
Trevor, Andrea, Emily, Grace & Alice xx


SOUND DESK ROTA DECEMBER 2016

                     Morning                       Evening
4th          Julie Irvine                    Steven Todd
11th        Johnnie McAlister          Dereice Maguire
18th        Gillian Dalton                Lynn Rodgers
25th        Glenn Nelson                No evening service

SOUND DESK ROTA JANUARY 2017

                      Morning                   Evening
1st        Rachel McVeigh            Steven Todd
8th        Graeme Miles               Dereice Maguire
15th      Julie Irvine                   Lynn Rodgers
22nd     Johnnie McAlister          Cafe Church
29th      Gillian Dalton               Glenn Nelson

LAUGHLINES

No room
The Sunday School teacher was telling the story of the Nativity and had just finished the part about there being ‘no room at the inn’. A small voice piped up: “I blame Joseph. He should have booked.”

Sums up Christmas
Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth; Goodwill to Men; Batteries not included.

ACTION ON HEARING LOSS

Action on Hearing Loss runs a community service called Hear to Help. It is a free drop-in clinic for new batteries, ear mould tubing and wax guards, advice on how to use and clean your hearing aids and information on hearing loss and all the services that can help you.

The next Carrickfergus clinic will take place on
Wednesday 14th December from 10 am-noon
in Carrickfergus Town Hall (2nd floor)
St Nicholas’ Church, Carrickfergus

Prayer Diary – December 2016

The monthly Prayer Dairy included in Parish News is designed to help us pray each day of the month for a different aspect of our parish life, our community, and our nation.  It also includes prayer for situations, communities and individuals in other parts of the world.  Each Prayer Diary begins with a Prayer of the Month.  Keep it to hand and use as part of your daily devotions.

A suggested pattern for daily devotions

1. Read a portion of Scripture.
2. Thank God for what you have learned from His Word.
3. Confess your sin.
4. Use the Lord’s Prayer.
5. Use the Prayer of the Month.
6. Pray for others, and for yourself, including the topic of the day.

Prayer for the Month

Almighty God,
Give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen                  BCP

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1st December – Thursday
Pray for Darren and Karen McCartney and for baby Liam in the Canadian Arctic as they endure the perpetual darkness of another arctic winter.  Pray for the congregations and communities within the Diocese.

2nd December – Friday
Pray for the Busy Bees Parent and Toddler Group.

3rd December – Saturday
Last month, news bulletins contained reports of suicides and shortcomings at Maghaberry and elsewhere a prison riot and an escape.  Pray for prison staff, for prisoners and their families, for Ministry of Justice Administrators and Prison Chaplains.

4TH DECEMBER – SUNDAY (2nd Sunday of Advent)
Give thanks for our ministry team, George, Cameron and Brian and for the teaching we receive week by week.  Pray for our Sunday School leaders and for the children attending it and Bible Class.  Pray for the Youth Fellowship.

5th December – Monday
Pray for this evening’s PrayerPoint.

6th December – Tuesday
This evening our Girl Guides welcome Senior Citizens to their annual Christmas Party.  Give thanks for the effort the girls and leaders put into this event and for the Baillies Mills Band who provide the music.  Pray also for this evening’s Select Vestry meeting.

7th December – Wednesday
Pray for our organist Alison Irwin and our choir members.

8th December – Thursday
The short Advent Bible Study finishes this evening.  Pray that those who have attended will gain a deeper knowledge of God’s Word and for the new course of study beginning in the New Year.

9th December – Friday
With Christmas fast approaching pray for those concerned about paying the bills and providing for family – those on low incomes and the unemployed.  Pray for an end to the obsession with the trappings of Christmas and a renewed focus on the birth of Jesus.

10th December – Saturday
Pray for the Watson family, our mission partners in Gothenburg.  Pray that this first Christmas of mission would bear fruit for Christ; that they would have many opportunities to speak of the Gospel; that they and all who mission overseas would be buoyed up when the outlook seems bleak.

11TH DECEMBER – SUNDAY (3rd Sunday of Advent)
Pray for our services today and for the fellowship over tea and coffee after Morning Prayer and at Cafe Church.  Remember George who is preaching this morning at St Anne’s Cathedral.  Pray for Alan, our Bishop.

12th December – Monday
Pray for the members of our Senior Moments Group.

13th December – Tuesday
Downshire School hold their Carol Service in our church this evening while our Women’s Fellowship visits the Christmas Market.  Pray for both events.

14th December – Wednesday
A member of our ministry team will be at Sunnylands Primary School this morning for assembly.  Pray for these opportunities to speak to children about Christ.

15th December – Thursday
This evening Carrickfergus Grammar School staff and pupils are in church for their Carol Service.  Pray for this service and for all involved in education in our town.

16th December – Friday
This morning Carrickfergus Model School welcomes a member of our clergy to their Assembly.  Give thanks for these invitations.

17th December – Saturday
Pray for those who are displaced through fear and conflict.  Pray for peacemakers and for governments, especially in the Middle East, that there would be a willingness to find a way of living together despite differences.

18TH DECEMBER – SUNDAY (4th Sunday of Advent)
Our morning service today includes a Baptism and the Sunday School’s Nativity Presentation and this evening we have our Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.  Pray for everyone contributing to these services and for the congregations at all of our services today.

19th December – Monday
Pray for the sick, for those in hospital and those being cared for at home or in nursing homes.  Pray for those in distress or pain awaiting hospital admission.

20th December – Tuesday
Pray for the prayer life of our parish, for PrayerPoint, for Intercessors who pray daily for the sick and for Stella and the team who record names of those asking for prayer.  Pray for a ‘heart’ for prayer within our church family.

21st December – Wednesday
Pray for Bishop Elias Chakupewa and all who serve with him in Tabora.

22nd December – Thursday
Pray for the homeless, especially those sleeping rough.  Pray for charities like the Salvation Army and Crisis offering food and shelter this holiday season.

23rd December – Friday
This weekend will be hard for many who have been bereaved and there are those who will experience the death of a loved one this weekend.  Pray today and in the coming days for all who are feeling their loss most acutely at this time.

24th December – Saturday (Christmas Eve)
Pray for tonight’s Holy Communion service.

25TH DECEMBER – SUNDAY (Christmas Day – The Nativity of our Lord)
Once again we marvel and celebrate that God’s son would come to earth as a tiny baby to be the Saviour of the World.  Give thanks today and pray for those coming to church this morning.  Pray too for those who are working today, in our hospitals, emergency and other essential services.  Remember those who were once regularly with us but are now unable to be so because of age or frailty.

26th December – Monday
Remember today those who have had to celebrate Christmas in secret and those imprisoned because of their Christian faith.  Pray for Open Doors.

27th December – Tuesday
Pray for carers.  Pray for support and respite for those caring for a loved one.

28th December – Wednesday
Pray for those in our world who have been affected by recent natural disasters.  Remember especially the people of Haiti and pray for Tearfund.

29th December – Thursday
Pray for the Church’s Ministry Amongst Jewish People.

30th December – Friday
Pray for the lonely of all ages.  Pray that we would be ready to reach out the hand of friendship.

31st December – Saturday
At the end of another year, give thanks for all God’s goodness to us and pray for his guidance for our own lives and the life of our church.

Prayer Diary – January 2017
Prayer of the Month
Almighty God, who wonderfully created us in your own image and yet more wonderfully restored us through your Son Jesus Christ:
Grant that, as he came to share in our humanity, so we may share the life of his divinity; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen    BCP
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1ST JANUARY – SUNDAY (The 1st Sunday of Christmas)
On this first day of 2017, pray for Christian Revival in the United Kingdom; in our town; in our province and throughout the island of Ireland.  Remember ICM and Mark Smith at City Church in Dublin.  Pray for opportunities to speak the Gospel to friends, family and neighbours.  Pray for today’s services.

2nd January – Monday
Give thanks for those who came to last year’s Christianity Explained and Life Explored courses.  Pray that there would be an interest in and a hunger for these short courses designed to reach out to non believers.

3rd January – Tuesday
Our Select Vestry is assisted by various sub-committees.  Give thanks for those who bring their expertise to these committees and pray for our Select Vestry members.

4th January – Wednesday
Pray for those suffering from mental illness; from dementia; from depression and especially those contemplating suicide, who feel there is nothing to live for.  Pray for resources to treat and support the mentally ill and their families.

5th January – Thursday
Give thanks for those who clean our church and church halls.  Pray that there would be ‘many hands’ so that the load does not become too great.

6th January – Friday (Epiphany)
Pray for the Busy Bees Parent and Toddler Group, for the leaders and helpers showing God’s love to parents and their small children.

7th January – Saturday
Pray for Trevor and Andrea Watson and their daughters Emily, Grace and Alice.  Pray for continued growth of the Youth Bible Study and for lives to be won for Christ in a part of the world where He has been largely forgotten.

8th JANUARY – SUNDAY (1st Sunday after Epiphany)
Pray for the leaders and children at our Sunday School and Bible Class and for our Youth Fellowship.  Pray for our church services and for Cafe Church.

9th January – Monday
Our Small Groups commence a new series of Bible Study at various times and venues this week.  Pray for those meeting for Bible Study especially for anyone coming along for the first time.

10th January – Tuesday
This evening’s Women’s Fellowship will hear about the work of the Church Army.  Pray for our Women’s Fellowship and for the Church Army.

11th January – Wednesday
Pray for our organist Alison Irwin and for the members of our Choir.  Pray that our choir membership would grow.

12th January – Thursday
Pray for the sick.  Give thanks for the skills of doctors, nurses, technicians and therapists.  Pray for adequate funding for our health and care services.

13th January – Friday
Pray for Middle East Christian Outreach.  Pray for those caught up in the various conflicts in the Middle East.

14th January – Saturday
In many parts of our world today people will go hungry.  Pray for those affected by famine, whether from lack of rainfall, poverty or man-made disaster.  Pray for a more equal distribution of our world’s resources.

15TH JANUARY – SUNDAY (2nd Sunday after Epiphany)
Pray for our services today, remembering this evening’s Holy Communion with Prayers for Healing.

16th January – Monday
Give thanks for the team that records our Free Will Offering.

17th January – Tuesday
Pray for this evening’s PrayerPoint and the composition of this Prayer Diary.

18th January – Wednesday
Pray for the bereaved that they would gain strength from the assured hope of eternal life for those who put their trust in Christ.

19th January – Thursday
Pray for Crosslinks in Ireland.

20th January – Friday
Today sees Donald Trump’s Inauguration as the 45th President of the USA.  Pray for him and his new administration; that they would govern for the benefit of all their people; that good relationships would be continued and developed with other nations and governments.

21st January – Saturday
Pray for the Walking Group and their planned walk in Colin Glen Forest Park.

22ND JANUARY – SUNDAY (3rd Sunday after Epiphany)
Our small Music Group leads our praise this morning.  Pray that their numbers would increase and for all at our Family Service and Cafe Church.

23rd January – Monday
Give thanks for the fellowship of our Senior Moments Group meeting today.

24th January – Tuesday
Pray for our Rector, George, for the service his gives in this parish, in our Diocese and in the wider Church of Ireland.  Pray too for Cameron and for Brian.  Give thanks for their work in this place.

25th January – Wednesday
Pray for Mission Carrickfergus and today’s Ministers’ Fellowship meeting.

26th January – Thursday
Catherine and the magazine team meet this morning to assemble Parish News ready for distribution.  Pray for them and for magazine distributors.

27th January – Friday
Pray for the leaders and members of our uniformed organisations.

28th January – Saturday
Pray for God’s work in the Diocese of Tabora.  Pray for the Children’s and Youth Ministry and for those administrating or studying at the Bible College.

29TH JANUARY – SUNDAY (4th Sunday after Epiphany)
Give thanks for the Bible teaching we receive here in St Nicholas’.  Pray that our new AV system will enhance our worship.  Pray for our church services and those who will hear God’s Word preached in church or at home.  Give thanks for our CD Ministry.

30th January – Monday
Pray for Christian Marriage and for those planning to marry in St Nicholas’ this year.  Pray for the upcoming Marriage Preparation Course.

31st January – Tuesday
Pray for CMS Ireland and for those they support in Mission.

SUNDAY SCHOOL NOTES

This year our Nativity Play will take the form of a Christmas Alphabet poem and will take place in Church during the 11 am service on 18th December.

Would parents please bring children to the Choir Vestry at the back door of the Church between 10.00 and 10.15 am on 18th December for preparation.  Please also remember that the 9.30 am Service will still be in progress in Church at that time.

In place of our customary Christmas Party, we invite all Sunday School children, with their parents, to come to the Hall after the Service and Nativity Play to enjoy some festive ‘eats’ together.  This will be an opportunity to meet informally and enjoy fellowship together.

Could parents and other parishioners please note that presents for children from disadvantaged families can be brought to the Hall on Sunday 11th December.  In order to give ample time for the Church of Ireland Board of Responsibility, in association with Social Services to distribute these presents, I must ask that presents are brought no later that Sunday 11th December.  Presents for younger children and teenagers are always appreciated.  Thank you for your response in past years, the presents are always gratefully received.

CHILDREN’S OUTREACH MISSION, TABORA

I’m happy to let you know that a 2017 Table Calendar has been produced to increase awareness of this Mission and to raise some additional funds for its work.  Each month features a picture taken during the May visit which will hopefully give a flavour of the Mission’s work and inspire further support.  Each calendar costs £7.50 and will be available in Church, or directly from myself.

News from Tabora is rather slim this month, as the end of year Newsletter usually arrives after these notes are written.  However, the responsibility of praying for this work doesn’t stop.  Please continue to pray for the children, for volunteers and Sunday School teachers and for the new Sunday School and Good News Club at Kaliua.  Pray also for good relationships between Bishop Elias and Emmanuel.
Lynn Rodgers, Sunday School Superintendent

POINTS TO PONDER

Some observations on Christmas …
Christ is the great central fact in the world’s history. To him everything looks forward or backward. All the lines of history converge upon him.                C H Spurgeon

If Jesus were born one thousand times in Bethlehem and not in me, then I would still be lost.
Corrie ten Boom

VESTRY HOUR

Parishioners wishing to see clergy during the vestry hour on
Wednesday evenings are asked to ring the office on
028 9336 0061 to book an appointment.  This is to avoid clergy waiting in the church hall unnecessarily.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter

TEA ROTA DECEMBER 2016 & JANUARY 2017

Please organise within your group as to who will bring milk & biscuits. If you cannot be present on the Sunday listed, please arrange for another volunteer to cover for you or phone Gillian Dalton (9336 5687 or 07801 389860).  Many thanks for your support.

4/12/16  Valerie Kirk Robin Gray Joan Gray

11/12/16 Valerie Leighton Deirdre Beck Linda Mulvenny

18/12/16 Lorraine Gibson Doris Close Kathleen Arthur

8/1/17 Heather Parkes Laura Horner Colin Parkes

15/1/17 Christine Cahoon Alex Jones Nadine Davison

22/1/17 Diane Innes Janice Nelson Karen Miles

29/1/17 Maureen Jackson Alison Clarke Carol Campbell

Crèche Rota DECEMBER 2016

4th      Karen Bell, Ciara Lester, Sophie Foreman
11th     Lorraine Gibson & Valerie Leighton
18th     Deirdre Beck & Rachel McVeigh

Crèche Rota january 2017

1st       Ann Hodge, Kathleen Arthur, Sophie Foreman
8th       John Kane & Christine Stewart
15th     Faye Hamilton & Janice Nelson
22nd     Karen Bell & Alison Kane
29th      Lorraine Gibson & Carol Moneypenny

The Crèche is now meeting in the Choir Vestry.  Children can be left there from 10.50 am each Sunday.   It would be appreciated if those who kindly staff the Crèche would be there in good time.  If you can't be present on a Sunday listed, please arrange for another of the volunteers to cover for you. Thank you for your co-operation.

Flowers in Church November 2016 (not in last magazine)

20th     Mrs Hilda Patton & the Bishop Family

Flowers in Church December 2016

4th       Marion McNally
11th     Gillian & Gordon Dalton
18th     David McAtamney & family—In memory of my wife Denise
25th     Christmas Flowers

Christian Burial

‘I am the Resurrection and the Life’

2nd November 2016
Charles Neville (Terry) Lightfoot, 81 Victoria Rise, Carrickfergus

3rd November 2016
Andrew John (Drew) Tomelty, 19 Knockleigh Drive, Greenisland

7th November 2016
Andrew Dunseath, 29 Drumhoy Drive, Carrickfergus

Christian Marriage

‘What God has joined together, let not man separate’

29th October 2016
Thomas David Binding, 66 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus and
Terri Jean Purves, 66 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus

Parish Walking Group


Saturday 21st January 2017

Colin Glen Forest Park Walk
(Especially suitable for children & families)

Meet at 10 am at Colin Glen car park,
163 Stewartstown Road, Dunmurry

For further details contact Harry Kirk or Robin & Joan Gray



We had a very enjoyable and productive craft evening at our meeting on 8th November. We are very grateful to Janice Nelson and Jean Stewart who helped us all to make a Christmas card and a festive decoration. Even though we had to concentrate on the task in hand there was, as always, plenty of opportunity for a chat as we worked and also afterwards over a cup of tea.

For our Christmas outing on the evening of Tuesday
13th December we are planning to travel into Belfast by train to visit the Christmas Market. If you would like to come along and you have not already put your name down, please speak to any member of the committee as soon as possible so that arrangements can be finalised.                      Valerie Leighton

services in DECEMBER 2016

4th    9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Holy Communion—The Baptist’s message—”Repent”
            Romans 15 v 5-13        Gillian Dalton
            Matthew 3 v 1-12        The Preacher
    6.30 pm    Evening Prayer & Cafe Church
            Journeys with Paul: In Athens
            Acts 17 v 16-34        Janice Nelson

11th     9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Morning Prayer
            The Baptist’s question—”Are you the one?”
            Isaiah 35 v 1-10        June Carmichael
            Matthew 11 v 1-15        Valerie Barr
    6.30 pm    Service of the Word & Cafe Church
            Journeys with Paul: In Corinth
            Acts 18 v 1-17            Alex Jones

18th     9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Sunday School Nativity (& Baptism)
    6.30 pm    Nine Lessons and Carols

24th     11.00 pm    Christmas Eve Holy Communion
            Titus 3 v 3-7            Christine Cahoon
            John 1 v 1-14            Ray Gilbert

25th     9.00 am    Christmas Day Holy Communion
    10.30 am    Christmas Day Family Service
            Luke 2 v 1-20

Services in JANUARY 2017

1st    9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Holy Communion—The Child is named
            Galatians 4 v 4-7        Marion Letters
            Luke 2 v 21-32        The Preacher
    6.30 pm    Evening Prayer—The sign of the covenant
            Genesis 17 v 1-16        Colin Logue

8th    9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Morning Prayer—Visitors from afar
            Isaiah 60 v 1-7            Linda Mulvenny
            Matthew 2 v 1-12        Ann McVeigh
    6.30 pm    Service of the Word—Escape to Egypt
            Matthew 2 v 13-23         John Richardson

15th     9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Morning Prayer
            Covenant—learning from the Methodists
            Jeremiah 31 v 27-34        Karen Bell
            Ephesians 5 v 21-33        Frank Hill
    6.30 pm    Holy Communion & Prayers for Healing & Cafe Church
            Journeys with Paul: More gospel workers
            Acts 18 v 18-28            Don Howe

22nd     9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Family Service—“Our Father in heaven”
            Matthew 6 v 5-15
    6.30 pm    Cafe Church
            Journeys with Paul: Ephesus—Spirit power
            Acts 19 v 1-22

29th     9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Service of the Word—Jacob—born grasping!
            Genesis 25 v 19-34        Joan Hill
    6.30 pm    Compline —Journeys with Paul: Ephesus—Riot!
            Acts 19 v 23-41        Lynn Rodgers

Other Events in December & January

6th December    7.00 pm    Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party
10th December    7.00 pm    YF Movie Night—The Santa Clause
21st January    10.00 am    Parish Walking Group Outing

May we take this opportunity to wish all our parishioners a happy and richly blessed Christmas and New Year.

May God fix our eyes on Jesus, the most costly gift God could give.  May it be our joy to receive Him,
God’s indescribable gift.

We look forward to seeing many parishioners in Church to join in the special services we will be having over this
special Christmas season.

As well as that, we remember in our prayers those who
suffered bereavement during the past year.  We trust that, on this their first Christmas without their loved one, they may be especially conscious of God’s love.

FLOWER ROTA

A Flower Rota for Sundays throughout 2017 will be posted in the Church Porch.  Anyone wishing to provide flowers for a given Sunday please sign their name against the date on the Rota or contact Mary Withers
As these details go into Parish News we would ask, if
possible, that you add your name against the chosen date to the list in the church at least 6 weeks in advance
or speak to Mrs Withers at least 6 weeks in advance.

yf charity Christmas movie night

“The Santa Clause”
10th December 7 pm in the Church Halls
Donations on arrival for the Children's Hospice
Some treats will be provided!

If any parishioner known to you is sick or in hospital,
please contact the church office or the clergy so that they
may be visited.  Thank you

CHRISTMAS IN ST NICHOLAS 2016

18th December 2016
9.30 am    Holy Communion
11.00 am    Sunday School Nativity Play
6.30 pm    Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

24th December 2016
11.00 pm    Christmas Eve Holy Communion

25th December 2016
9.00 am    Christmas Day Holy Communion
10.30 am    Christmas Day Family Service

There will be NO Evening Service Sunday 25th December and
NO 10 am Holy Communion Service or Vestry Hour
on Wednesday 28th December







 
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