Well we have a burst of excitement to mark Advent, now we take a deep breath and get ready! Over the next couple of weeks several local school’s will be using our churches for their Christmas concerts and shows.
Things too look out for are:-
Carols round the tree by Walsden Post Office on the 11th December at 6:30 followed by refreshments in Church
On Sunday 24th there will be the last Sunday in advent services at 10:30 at St Mary’s and St Peter’s. There will Crib services at 4PM in each church too. ( we heard one child ask the other day “Will that man who throws sheep at us be there ?” – Yes he will be at St Peter’s)
The Todmorden Town Carol Service will take place in St Mary’s at 6:30 on Christmas Eve
The Midnight Communion will also happen there starting at 11:30.
On Christmas Day Morning there are services at St Mary’s and St Peter’s at 10:30 (Bring a present to unwrap at St Peter’s.)
On New Years Eve there will be a joint service at St Mary’s for the whole benefice with a visiting preacher and Celebrant, the rest of us will be asleep!
We hope that, whether we see you or not over Christmas in our churches, you have a blessed and happy Christmas – but of course we would love to give you that greeting in person !