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Atherton Parish
December 2018

Sunday 2nd December 2018 Advent Sunday
09:00Eucharist and Sunday School -St Philip'sToday will be our Gift Day. Gifr Day envelopes and Boxes can be found at the back of church. There will also be Carlton's draw. 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.
09:00Eucharist and Baptism - St Michael'sOur annual Toy Service will be held during this service. Donations of new toys are welcome to be distributed to less fortunate children (birth to teens). Please do not wrap.
11:00Eucharist and Sunday School-St John'sToday is the gift day for the church.
11:00Eucharist - St George'sOur annual Toy Service will be held during this service. Donations of new toys are welcome to be distributed to less fortunate children (birth to teens). Please do not wrap
11:00All Age Worship - St Michael'sOur annual Toy Service will be held during this service. Donations of new toys are welcome to be distributed to less fortunate children (birth to teens). Please do not wrap
18:30Advent Carol Service - St Philip'sThis will be a service for Churches Together in Atherton. A service of light as we await Christ's coming.. We finish with wine and mince pies.
Monday 3rd December 2018 14:00St Philip's School KS1 Christingle - St John's
Tuesday 4th December 2018 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip'sTea and coffee will be served after this service on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
10:00Coffee Morning - St George'sEveryone welcome to drop in for a chat and cuppa. Please spread the word particularly to those who live alone and would appreciate the friendship.
14:00St Philip's School KS2 Christingle - St John's
19:00Clergy Surgery - St John's VestryDuring this hour a member of the clergy team will be available for the booking of weddings and baptisms.
19:30Christmas Beetle Drive - St Michael'sIn the church vestry. £1.50 including refreshments. Come and join the fun.
20:00Alpha Course - St Michael'sExplore Life, Faith, Meaning. To be held in Howe Bridge Rectory. For more information contact Jonathan Moores on 07753427329 or revjonathanmoores@outlook.com
Wednesday 5th December 2018 10:15Said Eucharist - St Michael'sA short, quiet said Eucharist service.
19:00Taize Service - St Richard's
Thursday 6th December 2018 13:30Choir Practice-St Michael'sEveryone welcome to come and sing. Also to learn new hymns.
19:00Astley Youth Band Christmas Concert - St John'sTickets £5 including refreshments
20:00Life Group - St Michael'sSharing life together, reading the Bible together, praying together, encouraging mission together.
To join contact Jonathan Moores on 07753427329 or revjonathanmoores@outlook.com

A weekly event during school terms.
Friday 7th December 2018 09:30Morning Prayer-St John's
10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's HallHeld each Friday morning. All welcome. Today the proceeds of the Coffee Morning will be for charity. We are calling it 'Coffee for Robert' and the proceeds will go to Wigan & Leigh Hospice. There will also be a Raffle.
12:30Said Eucharist-St John'sA short, quiet Eucharist service following the BCP form.
Saturday 8th December 2018 15:30Messy Church Nativity - St Michael's School The theme is the Nativity. Make craft, Have fun, Worship, Community, Eat Food. All Welcome. £3 pp or £10 per family.
Sunday 9th December 2018 09:00Eucharist and Sunday School -St Philip'sToday will be the Toy Service. Please bring new toys, unwrapped for babies to teens. These will be donated to families unabled to afford presents this year.
09:00Parish Eucharist - St Michael'sToys will also be collected this morning. There will be a Sunday School regularly on the 2nd Sunday of the month, during the Eucharist service, during term time.
11:00Eucharist and Sunday School-St John'sToday wlii be the Toy Service. Please bring new toys, unwrapped, for babies to teens. These will be distributed to families who cannot afford presents for their children this year.
11:00Eucharist and Baptism - St George'sThe Eucharist service on the 2nd Sunday of the month may include a baptism.
Monday 10th December 2018 15:45Family Eucharist - St Philip'sA service for all the family beginning at the end of the school day.
Tuesday 11th December 2018 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip'sTea and coffee will be served after this service on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
10:00Coffee Morning - St George'sEveryone welcome to drop in for a chat and cuppa. Please spread the word particularly to those who live alone and would appreciate the friendship.
18:00Exploring Baptism - St Michael'sA meeting to explain what baptism is and how to prepare for it. Is it right for your family or would you feel more comfortable with a service of thanksgiving?
19:00Clergy Surgery - St John's VestryDuring this hour a member of the clergy team will be available for the booking of weddings and baptisms.
20:00Alpha Course - St Michael'sExplore Life, Faith, Meaning. To be held in Howe Bridge Rectory. For more information contact Jonathan Moores on 07753427329 or revjonathanmoores@outlook.com
Wednesday 12th December 2018 10:15Said Eucharist - St Michael'sA short, quiet said Eucharist service.
Thursday 13th December 2018 13:30Choir Practice-St Michael'sEveryone welcome to come and sing. Also to learn new hymns.
18:00Walking Nativity - St John'sThis will start in the car park and finish at St John's Church.
Friday 14th December 2018 09:30Morning Prayer-St John's
10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's HallHeld each Friday morning. All welcome.
11:00Hindsford School Christmas Service - St John's
12:30Said Eucharist-St John'sA short, quiet Eucharist service following the BCP form.
19:00Wigan Youth Christmas Concert - St John'sWigan Youth Band and Choir will give a concert. Tickets cost £5. Pay on the door.
Saturday 15th December 2018 12:00Carol Singing - Tesco AthertonChurches Together in Atherton will join together for this event. Any money collected will go to the Atherton and Leigh Food Bank.
Sunday 16th December 2018 09:00Eucharist and Sunday School -St Philip'sThere will be a raffle for Christmas Hampers after the service. Also Carlton's Draw will take place.
09:00Parish Eucharist - St Michael'sThere will be a Sunday School regularly on the 2nd Sunday of the month, during the Eucharist service, during term time.
11:00Eucharist and Sunday School-St John'sThere 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'sChildren from the school choir may join in this service.
14:00Baptism-St Philip's
15:00Baptism-St Philip'sBaptisms are booked at Atherton Parish Church on a Tuesday between 19.00 and 20.00.
18:30Carol Service - St Michael'sA service in preparation for Christmas. The church choir and school choir will sing. Mulled wine and mince pies afterwards. Also the Christmas raffle will be drawn.
Monday 17th December 2018 09:15Toddler Service - St Philip'sWorship 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. This will be a special service for Christmas. Come and join us.
Tuesday 18th December 2018 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip'sTea and coffee will be served after this service on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
19:00Clergy Surgery - St John's VestryDuring this hour a member of the clergy team will be available for the booking of weddings and baptisms.
Wednesday 19th December 2018 10:15Said Eucharist - St Michael'sA short, quiet said Eucharist service.
12:15Christmas Lunch - St Philip'sThis will be a soup and sandwich lunch. All welcome.
18:00St Michael's School Carol Service - St Michael's
Thursday 20th December 2018 13:30Choir Practice-St Michael'sEveryone welcome to come and sing. Also to learn new hymns.
Friday 21st December 2018 09:30Morning Prayer-St John's
10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's HallHeld each Friday morning. All welcome.
12:30Said Eucharist-St John'sA short, quiet Eucharist service following the BCP form.
Sunday 23rd December 2018 09:00Eucharist and Sunday School -St Philip'sSunday 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'sThere will be a Sunday School regularly on the 2nd Sunday of the month, during the Eucharist service, during term time.
11:00Eucharist and Sunday School-St John'sThere 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
14:00Baptism-St John's
15:00Baptism-St John'sBaptisms are booked at Atherton Parish Church on a Tuesday between 19.00 and 20.00.
16:00Carol Service - St John'sCandles will be lit in memory of those no longer with us. 'Name a Candle' forms are available in the churches.
Monday 24th December 2018 15:30Christingle - St Michael's
16:00Crib Service - St Philip's
19:00First Eucharist of Christmas - St John's
21:00Eucharist - St George's
23:00First Eucharist of Christmas - St Philip's
23:00Eucharist - St Michael's
Tuesday 25th December 2018 Christmas Day
10:00Christmas Eucharist - St John'sA brass ensemble will lead our worship this morning.
10:00Christmas Day Service - St Michael's
Friday 28th December 2018 10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's HallHeld each Friday morning. All welcome.
Sunday 30th December 2018 10:00Parish Eucharist - St Philip'sA service for all the Benefice. It will be the only service this Sunday.
Monday 31st December 2018 New Years Eve