Notices 18 Dec 16



Isaiah 7.10-16, Romans 1.1-7, Matthew 1.18-end

9am                 Morning Prayer           Orcheston

10.30am          Holy Communion        Tilshead

4pm                 Carol Service              Shrewton

READINGS & SERVICES FOR 25th December, Christmas Day: various

10am               Lessons & Carols        Tilshead

10am               Holy Communion        Chitterne

10.30am          Holy Communion        Orcheston

11am*             Holy Communion        Shrewton

* We are delighted to be welcoming Bishop Edward to our church in Shrewton to lead this service on Christmas morning.


The following services take place during the week. Do join us if you can:

Tues 10am      Holy Communion  Shrewton

Wed 10am      Morning Prayer     Shrewton

Wed 4.30pm   Compline              Chitterne


Please remember the following people in your prayers… Emily, Pam, Simon, Alan, Nicola, Oscar, Angie, Jerry, Peggy, Maureen, Michael, Christine, Bryan, Robert, Robert, Stuart, Sarah, Daisy, Carol, Jim, Sally, Ian, Elisabeth, June, Caroline, Bob, Anna, Antonia, Karen, Mark; those who are grieving at this time, or for whom the season is difficult and bittersweet.


We are beginning a community project to explore how we can help others who are experiencing bereavement. To get involved please look for the sheets in church, and respond to the questions on them. Replies also welcome by email. All replies to Eleanor. Thanks.


Messy Church, 20th December Methodist Hall, Shrewton 10.30am-1pm please bring an adult or two with you!

Shrewton Christmas Tree Festival- 21st and 22nd December from 10am – 7.00pm.

St Mary’s, Shrewton. Do come in to see the trees, and enjoy refreshments during the festival.

Christingle & Carols, 21st December 6pm, St Mary’s Orcheston We are delighted to be back in St Mary’s for Christmas.

Carols around the Tree, 22nd December, 6pm, St Mary’s, Shrewton An informal opportunity to gather, sing carols and remember loved ones.

Benefice Crib Service, 24th December, 4pm, Chitterne Children from across the parish will be participating in this special re-telling of the Christmas story. Come and dress up as your favourite nativity character, and join in!

Benefice Midnight Mass, 24th December, 11.30pm, Tilshead All are invited to join us as we welcome the Christ Child. (Please note this year we have a single Midnight Mass service. If you need a lift please let us know).

Holy Communion at Home

If you would like to receive Holy Communion over the Christmas period, please make contact with David or me. We would be delighted to visit you at home.

Please note that there will be NO Holy Communion Service on

Tuesday 27th December.

There will be a single service of Holy Communion on New Year’s Day:

10.30am at Tilshead.

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