Friday 23rd November

1:00pm—3:00pmPlace A Tile

Come and be part of a making a new mosaic commissioned specially for our new Community Centre.

On Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November from 1:00pm to 3:00pm you can come along to our newly refurbished Community Centre and – under the supervision of artist Sue Kershaw – place a tile or two on our new mosaic which will be installed in the entrance in time for the rededication service in January.

Do come along, we’d love to see you.

Sunday 2nd December

10:00am—11:00amSung Eucharist for Advent Sunday

It's time to bust out the purple as Advent starts here! 

Join us as we light the first candle on our Advent Wreath, and begin the road of prayer and preparation that is Advent.

Advent feels a little overlooked sometimes inamongst the Commercial Christmas Overload that is December.  Come and take a break from that with us, as we prepare our hearts and minds to welcome in the Christ-child. 

All are welcome.

4:00pm—5:00pmChurches Together Advent Service

Churches Together in East Leeds are delighted to invite you to the annual ecumenical Advent Service, this year held at Christ Church in Halton (the Methodist/United Reformed Church at the top of Chapel Street). 

Join with Christians from across East Leeds to celebrate together the start of Advent and the journey towards Christmas. 

We are all part of one faith, one Church, and all worship one Lord Jesus Christ.  All are welcome.

Wednesday 5th December

7:15pm—9:30pmRapunzel

Join Whitkirk Arts Guild for their annual family pantomime! There's a prince, a princess, goodies and baddies, cheering and booing... and lots and lots of hair.

For more details and to book tickets head to whitkirkartsguild.com/panto.

Saturday 8th December

10:30am—3:30pmChristmas Bazaar

Lots of fabulous Christmas stalls.

Santa's Grotto, Raffle, Greetings Cards, Cake Stall, Children's Tombola.

Cafe serving light refreshments.

Please join us for this fantastic Christmas community event.

All welcome.

Sunday 16th December

6:00pm—7:00pmFestival of Lessons and Carols

A traditional carol service.

Readings from the Bible, retelling the story of the Nativity, read by members of the local community.   

Special carol arrangements sung by St Mary's Church Choir. 

Well-known Christmas carols for everyone to sing.

Tea, coffee, mulled wine and mince pies available in St Mary's Church Whitkirk Community Centre after the service.

Please do join us for this very popular Christmas service.

All welcome.

Monday 24th December

5:00pm—6:00pmCrib Service

Come 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.  This is a great service 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?

11:30pm—12:30amMidnight Mass

Stay up late with us as we see Christmas Day arrive at midnight on Christmas Eve.  The first service of Christmas (as opposed to Advent) is always a joyful occassion, and one that all are welcome to share with us.

Traditionally known as Midnight Mass, this Eucharist is one of the most special services of the year.

Tuesday 25th December

10:00am—11:00amChristmas Day Eucharist

All are welcome to our Parish Eucharist to celebrate Christmas Day. 

Afterwards, please join us in the St Mary's Church Whitkirk Community Centre for a mince pie and a chat before your Christmas Dinner.

Sunday 6th January

10:00am—11:00amSung Eucharist for Epiphany

Proving that wisdom does not necessarily bring punctuality, today we celebrate the coming of the Wise Men to visit the Christ-child, bringing their gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, and at the same time heralding the end of the 12 Days of Christmas.

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)