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December 2017

Friday 1st December 2017 09:30Morning Prayer-St John's
10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's Hall
Held each Friday morning. All welcome.
12:30Said Eucharist-St John's
A short, quiet Eucharist service following the BCP form.
18:30Memory Tree - Prospect House
This is a Dementia Buddy Christmas event where St Michael's Church choir will be singing at the switch on of the Christmas Tree lights. Tags to place on the tree for loved ones are £2 each and stay on all month. Afterwards there will be more entertainment, a raffle and refreshments in Central Methodist Church. all proceeds are for the local charity Dementia Buddy.
Sunday 3rd December 2017  Advent Sunday
09:00Eucharist and Baptism - St Michael's
TheEucharist service on the 1st Sunday of the month may include a baptism.
09:00Eucharist and Sunday School -St Philip's
There will be the Christmas draw and a Christmas Chocolate Tombola stall after the service today.
Sunday School meets in church on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 9am, in termtime only. 2nd Sunday is a Family Eucharist.
11:00Eucharist and Sunday School-St John's
Today will be our Gift Day to raise money for a new heating system for the church.
There will be Sunday School on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month during the service and the second Sunday will be a Family Eucharist. The group is called the Explorers. Also after the service in St Anne's Hall coffee/tea will be served.
11:00Eucharist - St George's
15:00The Way: AllAge Worship,Inspire Sunday School - St Michael's
This is All Age Worship and Sunday School for all the family at a convenient time on a Sunday afternoon, which will last for approx 30 minutes, and is then left open for refreshments and fellowship. It is different from a normal service with big screen video and lively songs- short, engaging, interactive so that younger folk can get involved more easily. In school holidays times may vary.
16:00Fireworks Youth Group - St Philip's
Moved from last week.
This group meets monthly usually on the 4th Sunday of the month. The age range is 11-12 years. We have games and activities, food and fun, time to mix and a bit of spirituality. Anyone of a similar age is welcome to join us.
18:30Advent Carol Service - St Philip's
A special service attended by Churches Together in Atherton.
Monday 4th December 2017 13:30Choir Practice - St Michael's
14:00St Philip's School Christingle - St John's
Tuesday 5th December 2017 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip's
Tea and coffee will be served after this service on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
14:00St Philip's School Christingle - St John's
19:00Clergy Surgery - St John's Vestry
During this hour a member of the clergy team will be available for the booking of weddings and baptisms.
19:30Beetle Drive - St Michael's
This will be held in the vestry. £1.50 including refreshments. Come and join the fun!!
Wednesday 6th December 2017 10:15Said Eucharist - St Michael's
A short, quiet said Eucharist service.
Thursday 7th December 2017 13:30Choir Practice-St Michael's
Everyone welcome to come and sing. Also to learn new hymns.
19:00Astley Youth Band Christmas Concert - St John's
To be held in conjunction with Guide Dogs for the Blind. Tickets £5 including refreshments.
20:00Life Group - St Michael's
Sharing life together, reading the bible together, praying together, encouraging mission together. this group is starting by looking at the gospel of Mark, the action packed gospel.
To join contact Jonathan Moores on 07753427329 0r 01942 883359 or revjonathanmoores@outlook.com.
Friday 8th December 2017 09:30Morning Prayer-St John's
10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's Hall
This morning's Coffee Morning will be a charity event to raise money for Crisis for Christmas. Tickets for a drink and biscuits are £1. There will also be a raffle.
12:30Said Eucharist-St John's
A short, quiet Eucharist service following the BCP form.
Sunday 10th December 2017 09:00Eucharist and Sunday School -St Philip's
Today will be St Philip's Gift Day.
Sunday School meets in church on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 9am, in termtime only. 2nd Sunday is a Family Eucharist.
09:00Parish Eucharist - St Michael's
11:00Eucharist and Sunday School-St John's
There will be Sunday School on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month during the service and the second Sunday will be a Family Eucharist. The group is called the Explorers. Also after the service in St Anne's Hall coffee/tea will be served.
11:00Eucharist and Baptism - St George's
The Eucharist service on the 2nd Sunday of the month may include a baptism.
15:00The Way: Messy Nativity - St Michael's
A messy church initiative for all the family, focussed on Christmas. Games, crafts, food and fellowship. There is a small charge of £3 per person or £10 per family to cover costs.
Monday 11th December 2017 13:30Choir Practice - St Michael's
15:45Family Eucharist - St Philip's
A service for all the family beginning at the end of the school day.
Tuesday 12th December 2017 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip's
Tea and coffee will be served after this service on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
19:00Clergy Surgery - St John's Vestry
During this hour a member of the clergy team will be available for the booking of weddings and baptisms.
Wednesday 13th December 2017 10:15Said Eucharist - St Michael's
A short, quiet said Eucharist service.
19:00Taize Service - St Richard's
This is a Churches Together service to which everyone is welcome.
Thursday 14th December 2017 13:30Choir Practice-St Michael's
Everyone welcome to come and sing. Also to learn new hymns.
20:00Life Group - St Michael's
Sharing life together, reading the bible together, praying together, encouraging mission together. this group is starting by looking at the gospel of Mark, the action packed gospel.
To join contact Jonathan Moores on 07753427329 0r 01942 883359 or revjonathanmoores@outlook.com.
Friday 15th December 2017 09:30Morning Prayer-St John's
10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's Hall
Held each Friday morning. All welcome.
12:30Said Eucharist-St John's
A short, quiet Eucharist service following the BCP form.
18:00Walking Nativity - St John's
This will start in Atherton's main car park and will finish in St John's Church. There will be a donkey taking part along with children from the local schools.
19:30Baptism Preparation-St John's
A meeting for the parents and god-parents of those to be baptised in any of the benefice churches.
Saturday 16th December 2017 19:30Brass Band and Carol Concert - St John's
Wigan Youth Brass Band and Wigan Youth Choir will entertain. Tickets £5 including refreshments. Held under the auspices of Atherton Business Partnership.
Sunday 17th December 2017 09:00Eucharist and Sunday School -St Philip's
Sunday School meets in church on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 9am, in termtime only. 2nd Sunday is a Family Eucharist.
09:00Parish Eucharist - St Michael's
11:00Eucharist and Sunday School-St John's
There will be Sunday School on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month during the service and the second Sunday will be a Family Eucharist. The group is called the Explorers. Also after the service in St Anne's Hall coffee/tea will be served.
11:00Carol Service - St George's
14:00Baptism-St Philip's
15:00Baptism-St Philip's
Baptisms are booked at Atherton Parish Church on a Tuesday between 19.00 and 20.00.
16:00Atherton & Hindsford Parish Carol Service - St John's
Candles will be lit in memory of those to be remembered. If you wish a candle to be lit to remember a loved one please fill in a form from the back of church and hand it in before the day.
18:30Howe Bridge Parish Carol Service - St Michael's
Carols by candle light. The Christmas raffle will be drawn after the service in the vestry, where drinks and mince pies will be served.
Monday 18th December 2017 09:15Toddler Service - St Philip's
Worship with Barney, Bounce and Charlie. a short service for pre-school children and their parents or carers. Church opens at 9am. Everyone welcome - and we always finish with refreshments.
13:30Choir Practice - St Michael's
19:00Healing Eucharist-St Philips
A Eucharist service with the laying on of hands for healing for anyone who asks.
Tuesday 19th December 2017 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip's
Tea and coffee will be served after this service on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
19:00Clergy Surgery - St John's Vestry
During this hour a member of the clergy team will be available for the booking of weddings and baptisms.
Wednesday 20th December 2017 10:15Said Eucharist - St Michael's
A short, quiet said Eucharist service.
Thursday 21st December 2017 13:30Choir Practice-St Michael's
Everyone welcome to come and sing. Also to learn new hymns.
Friday 22nd December 2017 09:30Morning Prayer-St John's
10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's Hall
Held each Friday morning. All welcome.
12:30Said Eucharist-St John's
A short, quiet Eucharist service following the BCP form.
Sunday 24th December 2017 09:00Eucharist and Sunday School -St Philip's
Sunday School meets in church on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 9am, in termtime only. 2nd Sunday is a Family Eucharist.
11:00Eucharist and Sunday School-St John's
There will be Sunday School on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month during the service and the second Sunday will be a Family Eucharist. The group is called the Explorers. Also after the service in St Anne's Hall coffee/tea will be served.
15:00Christingle Service - St Michael's
16:00Crib Service - St Philip's
A service for children in preparation for Christmas.
19:00First Eucharist of Eucharist - St John's
21:00First Eucharist of Christmas - St George's
23:00First Holy Communion of Christmas - St Michael's
23:00First Eucharist of Christmas - St Philip's
Monday 25th December 2017  Christmas Day
10:00Christmas Eucharist - St John's
With festive brass ensemble.
10:00Family Friendly Communion - St Michael's
Friday 29th December 2017 10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's Hall
Held each Friday morning. All welcome.
13:00Wedding - St John's
Sunday 31st December 2017  New Years Eve
10:00Eucharist - St George's
This is a service for the whole Benefice so is the only service for this particular Sunday.
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