Advent and Christmas 2017 across our group of churches

Advent is always a time of hope and anticipation - when we look forward to the birth of Jesus;  and Christmas a time of celebration - when we join together to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We very much look forward to welcoming you to our services this Advent and Christmas time. 

Below is our services which take place in Advent and then at Christmas.  For additional services like school carol services and Guild services please see our Whats on page which will be updated nearer the time.  

 

ST MARYS RICHMOND

 

Sunday 17th December

Advent 3

6.30pm

Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 24th December

Advent 4

Christmas Eve

4pm

 

 

 

11.30pm

The Crib Service

(come as you are or dressed as a character from the Nativity)

 

Sung Eucharist  (Midnight Mass)

Christmas Day

8am

10am

Holy Communion (BCP)

Sung Eucharist

(Christmas Communion)

 

ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS

DOWNHOLME

 

Sunday 17th December

3pm

Lessons and Carols

Sunday 24th December

11.30pm

Holy Communion

 

ST EDMUNDS

MARSKE

 

Sunday 17th December

2.30pm

Lessons and Carols

Christmas Day

11am

Holy Communion

 


 

This is what we did in our Lent Groups 2017

Our Lenten journey began on 1st March this year. 

There was a service of Holy Communion at 9:15 am and 7.30 pm on that day, which was Ash Wednesday.  

We then had Churches Together in Richmond Lent home groups which you could join called “Receiving Christ – in five different ways”, commencing w/c 6th March.

Session One     Receiving Christ: as children of God.                 

Session Two     Receiving Christ: in the stranger and the needy 

Session Three  Receiving Christ: in Holy Communion                             

Session Four    Receiving Christ: through prayer and fellowship        

Session Five    Christ in you, the hope of glory   

There was a choice of four times and venues.  

Tuesday         2:00pm   56 Gilling Road

Wednesday   12:00pm  Methodist Church Hall

Wednesday    7:30pm   2 Hurgill Road

Thursday       7:30pm   1 Roper Court 

 

 


This is what we did at Advent and Christmas 2016

Date and Time

2016

Community Group Services or concerts at

St Mary’s Church.

Wed 7th at 7pm

The Mayor’s Carol Concert

Fri 9th at 7pm

The Royal Armoured Corp Concert

Sat 10th at 7.30pm

The Station Singers Carols

Tues 13th at 10am

The Queens Royal Lancers Carol Service

Thurs 15th at 10am

Richmond C of E Primary Carol Service

Fri 23rd at 7pm

The Company of Mercers,

Grocers, and Haberdashers, and Fellmongers Carol Service

 

 

ST MARY’S RICHMOND

 

Sunday 4th December

Advent 2

6.30pm

Advent Evensong

Sunday 18th December

Advent 4

6.30pm

9 Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve (Sat 24th Dec)

4pm

11.30pm

The Crib Service

Midnight Mass

Christmas Day

8am

10am

Holy Communion (BCP)

Sung Eucharist

 

HOLY TRINITY

 

 

ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS

DOWNHOLME

 

Sunday 18th December

3pm

Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve

11.30pm

Holy Communion

 

ST EDMUND’S

MARSKE

 

Sunday 18th December

2.30pm

Lessons and Carols

Christmas Day

11am

Holy Communion

 



"A Special Report"

A poem written by George Alderson, one of our Readers as part of his Palm Sunday sermon.

A humble King upon a colt

rides into town with  great cheers.

He does not need the ballyhoo which, though so loud, he hardly hears.

He is the Christ; he's also Man. Subject to pain, and so he fears.

He knows that, soon, the soldiers come.

They will arrest him, armed with spears.

He'll stand before a crowd which mocks.

He'll suffer all their jibes and jeers.

At their behest, he's crucified.

There are few friends and fewer tears.

His Mother weeps beneath the cross.

And also he whom Christ reveres.

It is the end, or so it seems.

At least that's how it now appears.