Saturday 26th January

4:00pm—6:00pmThe Meeting Place: The Good Samaritan

"Who is my neighbour?" the expert in law asked Jesus. Join us in the Community Centre as we explore the parable of the Good Samaritan through different eyes.

The Meeting Place is a new way of celebrating the Eucharist at St Mary's, exploring scripture in fresh and challenging ways, and inviting us to think more deeply about familiar Bible passages.

Refreshments will be available before and after.  All are welcome to join, of any age.

Sunday 3rd February

10:00am—11:10amThe Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)

At our church services today we  celebrate the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (also known as Candlemas).

This festival commemorates when the Virgin Mary went to the temple in Jerusalem to present her son, Jesus, to God as her first-born. 

In the middle of the 5th century the custom of observing this festival with lighted candles was introduced and so the name Candlemas developed from this custom.

In many countries there is a tradition of removing Christmas decorations on Twelfth Night (Epiphany Eve) however in other countries it is still customary to leave the Christmas decorations up until Candlemas. At St Mary's the Christmas crib is kept in place near the altar from Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve right through to Candlemas.

The services at St Mary's today celebrate this festival of Candlemas:-

Said Eucharist (8:30am)
Sung Eucharist (10:00am)
Choral Evensong (6:00pm)

Sunday 17th February

2:30pm—4:15pmAfternoon Classics!!

With:-
Beth Mackay: Mezzo-soprano
Paul Gibson: Baritone
Ewan Gilford: Piano

A concert in church featuring Operatic Arias, classical songs and songs from the musicals including Carmen, South Pacific, Aspects of Love ... and many more! 

Adults: £10, Concessions £8, Children under twelve £5.

(Ticket price includes interval refreshments).

Tickets on sale in St Mary's Church Community Centre at coffee time on Sundays between 11:15am and 12 noon or please email [email protected] or telephone 0787 9170693.

All proceeds to St Mary's Whitkirk - Church Organ Fund.

Sunday 7th April

6:00pm—7:15pmA special service for Passion Sunday

The Wesley Singers will be singing the sacred oratorio 'The Crucifixion' composed by John Stainer. 

As part of this oratorio there are hymns for all the congregation to sing.

There will be tea, coffee and light refreshments in St Mary's Church Community Centre after the service.

All welcome.

(This service replaces April's Choral Evensong)