What’s On

We welcome you to St Mary’s programme of services for December. Please continue to check this page for updates, or make sure that you are on the church newsletter list, as changing Covid restrictions may affect our plans.

Please email speldhurst.church@btopenworld.com if you have any queries or would like to be put on the church newsletter list.

2/12/21 Covid update: In line with Government recommendations, we encourage you to take a lateral flow test before coming to public services, and to wear a face mask.

Services, Prayer & Reflection in December

Wednesday, June 9

9.30-10.30am – Toddler Praise

We would love you to join us for some play, a story and a song on the grassy area in the churchyard. (Just up from the Barden Road gate, and down from the St Mary’s Lane gate.)

(More about this Toddler Praise session

Sunday, December 5

10am – Online worship (on YouTube)

10am – Holy Communion (contemporary worship) at St Mary’s

Sunday, December 12

8am – Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) at St Mary’s

10am – Morning worship at St Mary’s

Saturday, December 18

3pm & 6pm – Carol Service at St Mary’s

The same carol service will be run twice. Please continue to check this page for updates, or make sure that you are on the church newsletter list, in case new Covid restrictions affect our plans. 

Sunday, December 19

10am – Holy Communion (contemporary worship) at St Mary’s

10am – Online worship (on YouTube)

 

Christmas Eve: Friday, December 24

2pm & 3pm – Crib service at St Mary’s

The same crib service will be run twice. Please continue to check this page for updates, or make sure that you are on the church newsletter list, in case new Covid restrictions affect our plans. 

11.30pm – Midnight communion at St Mary’s

Christmas Day: Saturday, December 25

10am – Christmas Celebration at St Mary’s

 

Sunday, December 26

10am – Holy Communion at St Mary’s

 

Every weekday

8.30am – One of our homegroups runs morning Zoom prayers for 15-20 minutes.
All are very welcome. Contact Sean Fishpool for details

Upcoming highlights

 

Vision workshops, September 11, 10am, & September 21, 7.30pm

Please come and discuss how we should evolve as a church at St Mary’s. Please contact the church office: speldhurst.church@btopenworld.com; 01892 861187 

Parenting for Faith for Parents of teens or nearly-teens: From September 29

If you’re looking for teen-focused parenting for faith courses then this is for you. Run by Rachel Turner, for 8 weeks on Wednesdays, starting on September 29th. We will be signing up as a church. The plan is to meet in small groups in homes to participate on Zoom. The number of groups will depend on numbers signed up. If you are interested please contact: pollyjjoyce@gmail.com

This week’s newsletter

Groups

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Services on Zoom

Children’s and parents’ groups

Our pre-school parents have supported each other by Whatsapp through lockdown, and we are now back into a real-life routine – do contact us to be included. We have also been running a monthly outdoor under-5s Praise & Play session.

Youth groups

Hallelujah! We have wonderful groups for 9s to 11s and 11s to 16s. Your young people are very welcome

Homegroups

All of our homegroups are meeting for friendship, prayer and study, on different days of the week. They are the lifeblood of our church and we would love to involve you.

Social

St Mary’s members meet for loads of social things – from walking to craft, and you’re very warmly invited.