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Wilshaw Carol Service – Sun 15th Dec – 6pm

Join us at Wilshaw Church for the the first of our #Meltham Parish Carol Services.

Sunday 15th December @ 6pm

ALL WELCOME.

Further details can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/613697202732929/

All our special Christmas services are listed on the Parish Facebook page. You can view the details using this link (you don’t need to be a facebook user to see them)
https://www.facebook.com/pg/MelthamParish/events/

If you are a facebook user, please help us to ‘spread the good news’ by sharing the events, or even going into them and and inviting your facebook friends and family.

Christmas Services in the Parish of Meltham

CHRISTMAS SERVICES in the Parish of #Meltham.

The countdown to Christmas has begun! Over the next 2 weeks we have a wide variety of Christmas Services – Carol Services, Nativitiy, Christingle, Crib Service, Midnight Mass, even Carols in the Pub – something for everyone! Come, join the festivities as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!

All our special events are listed on the Parish Facebook page. You can view the details using this link (you don’t need to be a facebook user to see them)
https://www.facebook.com/pg/MelthamParish/events/

If you are a facebook user, please help us to ‘spread the good news’ by sharing the events, or even going into them and and inviting your facebook friends and family.

SAT 14th Dec – 8:00pm: Carols in the Pub @ Waggon and Horses Meltham.
SUN 15th Dec – 6:00pm: Carol Service @ St Mary’s Wilshaw.
SAT 21st Dec – 4:00pm: Christingle Service @ Christ Church, Helme.
SUN 22nd Dec- 4:00pm: Pop-Up Community Nativity with Carols @ St Bartholomew’s Meltham.
SUN 22nd Dec – 6:30pm: Carol Service @ St James’ Meltham Mills.

CHRISTMAS EVE
4:00pm: Crib Service @ St James’ Meltham Mills.
11:30pm: Midnight Communion @ St Bartholomew’s Meltham

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES
9:30am: St Bartholomew’s Meltham
9:30am: St James’ Meltham Mills
10:00am: Christ Church, Helme
11:15am: St Mary’s Wilshaw

Weekly News – w/c 9th December

PLEASE PRAY for peace and understanding in our Parish, in our Diocese, across the United Kingdom and around the world. In this week where political differences will be at the fore, help us not to be swayed from God’s message of unconditional love for others.

READ THE GOOD NEWS – Matthew 3: 1-12 – Make way for the King of Kings and let him into your life.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE COMING WEEK

Monday 9th December
9.30am Morning Prayer, Christ Church

Tuesday 10th December
9.30am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s
1.30pm Songs of Praise, Greenacres

Wednesday 11th December
09.00am Holy Communion, St Bart’s
10.00am Meltham Churches Together Prayers for the Community, St Bart’s

NEXT SUNDAY 15th December
09.30am St Bart’s, Holy Communion
09.30am St James’, Service of the Word
11.15am St Mary’s, Service of the Word
11.15am Christ Church, Holy Communion

6.00pm St Mary’s CAROL SERVICE OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Wednesday 11th December
OASIS Quiet Day, St James’
10.00am to 3.00pm (or any time inbetween), come and pause a while in the presence of God (bring a packed lunch if staying all day).

Friday 13th December
10.30am-12 noon St Bart’s, Coffee and Chat.
7.30pm- 9.00pm HD9 Club – Wilshaw – Christmas Party.

Saturday 14th December
8.00pm CAROLS IN THE PUB – Waggon and Horses, Meltham.

Weekly News – w/c 2nd December

PLEASE PRAY as we enter the Advent season that we can delay instant gratification and wait patiently for Jesus – his birth, resurrection and coming again. And pray that Carols in the Park on 1st December speaks to our community of something of God’s love for us all in this season, bring them peace and a thirst to know and experience more.

READ THE GOOD NEWS – Matthew 24: 36-44 – We cannot know when Christ will come again but we believe the promise that He will. Are we ready?

PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE COMING WEEK
Monday 2nd December
9.30am Morning Prayer, Christ Church

Tuesday 3rd December
9.30am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s

Wednesday 4th December
10.00am Meltham Churches Together Prayers for the Community, St Bart’s
10.30am Holy Communion at Bell House, Wilshaw.
11.00am Holy Communion and Lunch, St Bart’s. If you know anyone who would like to come and needs a lift, please contact Val on 850496.

NEXT SUNDAY 8th December
09.30am St Bart’s, Holy Communion
09.30am St James’, Holy Communion
4.30pm St James’ FIVE ALIVE
11.15am St Mary’s, Holy Communion
11.15am Christ Church, Service of the Word

OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 6th December
10.30am-12 noon St Bart’s, Coffee and Chat.

Patrice Storey is the new contact for Meltham Mustard Seed at St Bart’s – please let Patrice know if you can help with this wonderful project.

Mince Pies!

It looks like it is going to be fine on Sunday, so we are hoping for lots of people at ‘Carols in the Park’.  Please can as many people as possible provide some mince pies.  Thank you. 

Weekly News – w/c 25th November

PLEASE PRAY and celebrate as we enter the last week of the church’s year that whatever we do this week, we do it with Jesus, for Jesus and like Jesus who has the authority and has set us free.

READ THE GOOD NEWS – Luke 23 v33-43 Today, and everyday, we can be with Jesus – Christ the King. Crown Him with Many Crowns.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE COMING WEEK

Monday 25th November
9.30am Morning Prayer, Christ Church

Tuesday 26th November
9.30am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s
1.30pm Holy Communion at Greenacres

Wednesday 27th November
9.00am Holy Communion BCP, St Bart’s
10.00am Meltham Churches Together Prayers for the Community, St Bart’s

Thursday 28th November
2.00pm Holy Communion at Helme Hall

NEXT SUNDAY 1st December – Advent Sunday
09.30am St Bart’s, Holy Communion
09.30am St James’ ALL FOR ONE Service of the Word
11.15am St Mary’s, Service of the Word
11.15am Christ Church, Holy Communion

OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Tuesday 26th November
12.30pm for 1pm. Women’s Fellowship Christmas Lunch at Meltham Golf Club. Contact Christine for more details (850366).

Wednesday 27th November
7.30pm-9pm Growth and Development evening at the Vicarage. Everyone is welcome to share ideas and pray together.

Friday 29nd November
10.30am-12 noon St Bart’s, Coffee and Chat.
7.30-9pm St Mary’s Youth Group HD9 Club

Saturday 30th November
09.30am-2pm St. Bart’s Christmas Fayre in the Church Hall.
2pm – onwards – Meltham Christmas Lights Switch-on – various events going on throughout the day and into the evening.