The first Sunday of Advent

Sung Eucharist for the first Sunday of Advent

Today at 10.00 am · Watch the service · View the order of service

Other services

Said Eucharist
This Wednesday 30 November at 10.00 am

Help boost our Christmas flower displays

Can you imagine St Mary’s without flowers at Christmas? We can’t, and that’s why we’re asking if you’re able to boost our displays with a small donation to help cover the costs.

If you want to target your donation toward our flowers, you can pass it directly to Shelagh, Dave or Alistair, make a donation to our bank account as usual with FLOWERS as the reference, or head to to donate online.

Churches Together Advent Carol Service

Sunday 27 November 2022 at 4.00 pm
St James the Great, Manston

You’re invited to join Churches Together for an advent service at St James’s, Manston. Everyone is welcome, with light refreshments after the service.

Pints of View

Thursday 1 December 2022 at 7.30 pm
The Brown Cow

Come and join us in the pub as we chat about how Christianity relates to the rest of our lives. From events in the news to how prayer can help us grow, exploring the deeper meaning of the Eucharist to unpacking just what happens when we celebrate Christmas. Every meeting is open to anyone, no matter if you’ve come before or you’re totally new.

Christmas Fair

Saturday 3 December 2022 at 10.30 am
St Mary's Church Whitkirk Community Centre

Our annual Christmas Fair returns, packed with favourite stalls, delicious cakes, and a chance to meet the man in the red suit himself!

The Church family

For your prayers

The sick

  • Brian Sutcliffe
  • Geoff Lidster
  • Ginny Camponi
  • Graham Webster
  • Jean Bannister
  • Jeff Blowers
  • June Sutcliffe
  • Margaret Russell
  • Mike Jackson
  • Shane Simpson
  • Shirley Russell
  • Tom Heaphy

Those in long-term care

  • George Brown
  • Jennifer Moad
  • Lyn Perry
  • Margaret Burton
  • Mary Metcalfe

Recently died

  • Freddie Robinson

Anniversary of death

  • Doreen Lowther
  • Ernest Chadwick
  • John Simm
  • Pamela D Hart
  • Thomas Hughes