Sunday 1 December
10.00 amSung Eucharist for Advent SundayToday is the first day of Advent, and we will mark this by lighting the first candle on our Advent Wreath.
Advent is a time of reflection, contemplation, and preparation before the joyful season of Christmas.
Any baptised Christian of any age is welcome to join us for Communion; alternatively, anybody can come to the altar for a blessing.
Sunday 22 December
6.00 pmFestival of Lessons and CarolsA traditional carol service.
The annual celebration of the Christmas story in words and music.
The lessons (bible readings) are read by members of the local community.
The Choir of St Mary's Whitkirk will sing new and traditional carols including arrangements by Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Gardner, Philip Ledger and John Rutter and the service will also include an equal number of well-known carols for everyone to sing.
There are refreshments in the Community Centre after the service including tea, coffee, mulled wine and mince pies.
All are welcome at this very popular Christmas carol service.
Tuesday 24 December
5.00 pmCrib ServiceCome and join us as we celebrate the Baby Jesus in the manger on Christmas Eve.
All are welcome to our annual crib service with loads of familiar carols - an excellent way for children and families to get together and celebrate Christmas.
You are also warmly invited to dress as your favourite characters in the Christmas story - why not come as an angel, Mary, Joseph, a sheep, or even an innkeeper?