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St Martins Low Marple
December 2017

Friday 1st December 2017 19:30Christmas Tree Festival ConcertA concert of words and music to set the scene for Advent and Christmas
Saturday 2nd December 2017 11:00Christmas Tree FestivalThe Lady Chapel is transformed into an avenue of Christmas Trees - created by local schools, businesses and community groups - leading to the Nativity Scene at the Lady Chapel Altar
Friday 1 December - Concert of words and music at 7.30pm
Saturday 2 December 10.30- 4.00 Visit the trees, see the church, craft fair and refreshments in the hall
Sunday 3 December 12noon - 4.00 Visit the trees, see the church
visitors are most welcome
Sunday 3rd December 2017 08:00Holy CommunionCommon Worship Holy Communion service. Spoken without hymns or chants, short comment on readings.
10:00Parish Mass & Toy ServiceCommon Worship Sung Holy Communion service with hymns, choir anthems following theangle-catholic traditions with incense - bring a gift for the children in the refuge - gifts for the mums also welcome
18:30Advent ServiceAs part of our preparations for Christmas the Advent Service rejoices in singing the Advent Carols - "O Come, O come, Emmanuel" being one of the favourites.
Wednesday 6th December 2017 09:30Holy CommunionSaid service of Holy Communion following the Common Worship format with a short sermonette
Sunday 10th December 2017 08:00Holy CommunionCommon Worship Holy Communion service. Spoken without hymns or chants, short comment on readings.
10:00Parish MassCommon Worship Sung Holy Communion service with hymns, choir anthems following the anglo-catholic traditions with incense
16:00Crib Servicein this short service the children remember the Christmas story enacted by building the nativity scene that will be at the front of the church until the end of the epiphany season on the 2nd February 2018
18:30Evening PrayerCommon Worship EVening Prayer quietly said in the Lady Chapel. especiallybeneficial for those seeking a short contemplative service
Wednesday 13th December 2017 09:30Holy CommunionSaid service of Holy Communion following the Common Worship format with a short sermonette
Sunday 17th December 2017 08:00Holy CommunionCommon Worship Holy Communion service. Spoken without hymns or chants, short comment on readings.
10:00Family MassCommon Worship Sung Holy Communion service with hymns, choir anthems following the anglo-catholic traditions with incense. Children are welcome, the sermon talk will be children friendly and during the intercessions and Eucharistic prayer the children will take part in a craft activity in the Lady Chapel.
18:30Nine Lessons and CarolsThe traditional Oxford format of nine lessons with Carols and choir anthems sets the scene for the Christmas celebrations
Wednesday 20th December 2017 09:30Holy CommunionSaid service of Holy Communion following the Common Worship format with a short sermonette
Sunday 24th December 2017 08:00Holy CommunionCommon Worship Holy Communion service. Spoken without hymns or chants, short comment on readings.
10:00Parish MassCommon Worship Sung Holy Communion service with hymns, choir anthems following the anglo-catholic traditions with incense
16:00ChristingleThis service - popular with parents and children alike, remembers the symbolism of the birth of the baby Jesus in the symbolism of a candle topped orange encircled with red ribbon and festooned with sweets
23:30Midnight MassThe first Mass of Christmas celebrated in the traditional way
Monday 25th December 2017 Christmas Day
10:00Parish Family Mass
Wednesday 27th December 2017 09:30Holy CommunionSaid service of Holy Communion following the Common Worship format with a short sermonette
Sunday 31st December 2017 New Years Eve
08:00Holy CommunionCommon Worship Holy Communion service. Spoken without hymns or chants, short comment on readings.
10:00Parish MassCommon Worship Sung Holy Communion service with hymns, choir anthems following the anglo-catholic traditions with incense