St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Essendine Dec 2022

Season’s Greetings from St Mary’s church, Essendine. I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy, and peaceful Christmas. 

‘‘God, our refuge and strength, bring near the day when wars shall cease and poverty and pain shall end, that earth may know the peace of heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord.’’ 

We look forward to welcoming visitors old and new to our Christmas Services. Take care and keep warm and look out for your neighbours this Winter. 

During these times of great uncertainty and worry, please remember a warm welcome awaits on a Sunday morning at Essendine Church, come and enjoy a time of peace, sing a few hymns and share some refreshments. 

Our thoughts and prayers this month go to The Children’s Society, for all the good work they do. To all those who are ill at home or in hospital our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. 

FAMILY SERVICE AT ESSENDINE: Sunday 4th December at 10.00am. A short service for all ages. Refreshments will be served after the service. 

HOLY COMMUNION: A service of Holy Communion will take place at St Mary’s Church on Sunday 11th December at 9.30am. Everyone is very welcome to attend. 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE AT ESSENDINE ON SUNDAY 18th 

DECEMBER AT 3.00pm – Join us to celebrate the start of the Christmas Season. We are holding a service of Readings and Carols. Everyone is very welcome. Refreshments will be served after the service. 

CHRISTMAS DAY: A service for all the family will take place at St Mary’s Church on 25th December at 9.30am. A very special way to start Christmas Day. Everyone is most welcome. 

Please note a change in time for the start of services. It has been 

decided to move the 9.00am start to a 9.30am start during the Winter months. 

Thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Craft Coffee morning on 10th November. I am thrilled to inform you that we raised £878, which will go into church funds to help with the running costs and repairs. 

Katy Parkinson (Churchwarden) 

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