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December

Sunday 1st December 2019 Advent Sunday
All churches in the Benefice will hold their Toy Services today, during morning worship.
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
There may be a baptism during the service on the 1st Sunday of any month.
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. Usually there is a parish lunch after the service on the 1st Sunday of the month.
11:00Eucharist - St George's
There may be a baptism during the service on the 2nd Sunday of any month.
18:30Advent Carol Service - St Philip's
This will be an Ecumenical Service with Churches Together in Atherton.
Monday 2nd December 201914:00st Philip's School KS1 Christingle - St John's
19:30Choir Practice - St Michael's
19:30DCC - St John's
Tuesday 3rd December 201909:00Toddler Group and Coffee Morning - St George's
Everyone welcome to drop in for a chat and cuppa. Please spread the word particularly to those who live alone and would appreciate the friendship. There will also be activities for toddlers and free juice for them, during term time. Donations are asked towards the cost of drinks, toast, biscuits.
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 KS2 - 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. Entrance is via the vestry door in the Market Place.
19:30Christmas Tombola Evening - St Michael's
This will take place in the vestry. Tickets £2 (including refreshments Book and Bookdraw). Raffle, Flyer, Houses, Jo90.
Wednesday 4th December 201910:15Said Eucharist - St Michael's
Thursday 5th December 201919:00Astley Youth Band - St John's
This is their annual Christmas Concert in the church.
19:30Choir Practice - St Michael's
Come and join the Church choir for the Christmas Carol Service. Everyone is welcome to come and sing.
Friday 6th December 201909:30Morning Prayer-St John's
A short non-Eucharist service using a modern form of daily prayer. Come before going to the Coffee Morning in St Anne's Hall. Everyone welcome.
10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's Hall
Today's coffee morning wil be a charity event in aid of Crisis at Christmas. Tickets £1 for drink and biscuits. There will also be a raffle.
11:45Said Eucharist-St John's
A short, quiet Eucharist service following the BCP form. Come after having fellowship at the Coffee Morning. Everyone welcome.
19:00Baptism Preparation - St Philip's
Please contact Rev Reg to book - 01942892996 or 07530162920
Sunday 8th December 201909:00Eucharist 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
There may be a baptism during the service on the 1st Sunday of any month.
11:00Eucharist and Sunday School-St John's
Today is our Gift Day. If you are able to contribute please give in your donation today. If you are a tax payer, you can help further by Gift Aiding your donation. This money will help with new projects. 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. Usually there is a parish lunch after the service on the 1st Sunday of the month.
11:00Eucharist - St George's
There may be a baptism during the service on the 2nd Sunday of any month.
Monday 9th December 201919:30Choir Practice - St Michael's
Tuesday 10th December 201909:00Toddler Group and Coffee Morning - St George's
Everyone welcome to drop in for a chat and cuppa. Please spread the word particularly to those who live alone and would appreciate the friendship. There will also be activities for toddlers and free juice for them, during term time. Donations are asked towards the cost of drinks, toast, biscuits.
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. Entrance is via the vestry door in the Market Place.
Wednesday 11th December 201910:15Said Eucharist - St Michael's
19:30Taize Service - St Richard's Church
A Churches Together in Atherton service, for Advent. Everyone welcome.
Thursday 12th December 201919:30Choir Practice - St Michael's
Come and join the Church choir for the Christmas Carol Service. Everyone is welcome to come and sing.
Friday 13th December 201909:30Morning Prayer-St John's
A short non-Eucharist service using a modern form of daily prayer. Come before going to the Coffee Morning in St Anne's Hall. Everyone welcome.
10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's Hall
Everyone is welcome. Coffee or tea and biscuits 50p per cup or 70p per mug. toast 20p or teacake 40p.
11:45Said Eucharist-St John's
A short, quiet Eucharist service following the BCP form. Come after having fellowship at the Coffee Morning. Everyone welcome.
18:00Walking Nativity - St John's
Saturday 14th December 201912:00Carol Singing - Atherton Tesco
A Churches Together in Atherton event. Do come along and sing with us.
19:00Wigan Brass Band and Choir - St John's
Sunday 15th December 201909:00Eucharist and Sunday School -St Philip's
There will be a Christmas Hamper Raffle after this service. 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
There may be a baptism during the service on the 1st Sunday of any month.
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. Usually there is a parish lunch after the service on the 1st Sunday of the month.
11:00Eucharist - St George's
There may be a baptism during the service on the 2nd Sunday of any month.
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.
Monday 16th December 201909:15Toddler 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.
19:30Choir Practice - St Michael's
Tuesday 17th December 201909:00Toddler Group and Coffee Morning - St George's
Everyone welcome to drop in for a chat and cuppa. Please spread the word particularly to those who live alone and would appreciate the friendship. There will also be activities for toddlers and free juice for them, during term time. Donations are asked towards the cost of drinks, toast, biscuits.
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. Entrance is via the vestry door in the Market Place.
Wednesday 18th December 201910:15Said Eucharist - St Michael's
12:15Knit and Natter - St Philip's
A get-together for lunch and to work on knitting projects. To assist with catering, please contact Barbara Catterall on 01204 63453.
Thursday 19th December 201919:30Choir Practice - St Michael's
Come and join the Church choir for the Christmas Carol Service. Everyone is welcome to come and sing.
Friday 20th December 201909:30Morning Prayer-St John's
A short non-Eucharist service using a modern form of daily prayer. Come before going to the Coffee Morning in St Anne's Hall. Everyone welcome.
10:00Christmas Coffee Morning-St Anne's Hall
Everyone is welcome. Coffee or tea and biscuits 50p per cup or 70p per mug. toast 20p or teacake 40p. Sherry and Mince Pies today!
11:45Said Eucharist-St John's
A short, quiet Eucharist service following the BCP form. Come after having fellowship at the Coffee Morning. Everyone welcome.
Sunday 22nd December 201909:00Eucharist 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
There may be a baptism during the service on the 1st Sunday of any month.
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. Usually there is a parish lunch after the service on the 1st Sunday of the month.
11:00Eucharist - St George's
There may be a baptism during the service on the 2nd Sunday of any month.
16:00Carol Service - St John's
18:30Carol Service - St Michael's
A start to our Christmas celebrations with the choir and also the school choir singing for us. We listen to the Bible readings telling the story of that first Christmas followed by refreshments of mincepies, tea coffee or wine served in the vestry. The raffle will also be drawn in the vestry.
Tuesday 24th December 201915:30Christingle - St Michael's
Children and families hear the story of the baby Jesus and children receive their Christingles during the service.
16:00Crib Service - St Philip's
19:00First Eucharist of Christmas - St John's
21:00First Eucharist of Christmas - St George's
23:00First Eucharist of Christmas - St Philip's
23:00First Eucharist of Christmas - St Michael's
Wednesday 25th December 2019 Christmas Day
10:00Family Eucharist - St Michael's
10:00Christmas Eucharist - St John's
Friday 27th December 201910:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's Hall
Everyone is welcome. Coffee or tea and biscuits 50p per cup or 70p per mug. toast 20p or teacake 40p.
Sunday 29th December 201910:00Benefice Eucharist - St Michael's
This will be the only service in the Benefice this morning.
Tuesday 31st December 2019 New Years Eve
09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip's
Tea and coffee will be served after this service on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
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