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Benefice of Atherton & Hindsford with Howe Bridge
December 2020

Tuesday 1st December 2020 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip's
10:30Private Prayer - St Michael'sThe church will be open for private prayer. No set worship.
Wednesday 2nd December 2020 10:00Private Prayer - St John'sThe church will be open for private prayer. No set worship.
21:00ComplineThis short service of evening prayer is streamed live on the Benefice Facebook page.
Thursday 3rd December 2020 09:30Thought for the DayA weekly thought with Rev Reg Sinclair live streamed on the Benefice Facebook page.
Friday 4th December 2020 11:00Zoom Coffee MorningAs we are not able to meet in person this is an online equivalent event. Please join us, for a friendly and relaxed chat over a drink of tea or coffee and a cake! Please e-mail Cath Baines or Rev Tracy for an invitation and instructions on how to join in. (cath.baines@hotmail.co.uk)
Sunday 6th December 2020 Toy Service The service at each of our churches this Sunday will be a Toy Service, if the churches are allowed to be open. If not, toys will be received in the porches. The toys will be distributed by the Salvation Army to needy families. Please bring new toys.
09:00Eucharist - St Philip'sFollowing the easing of lock-down this will be a service in church. But with social distancing observed. There is a booking system in place for this church. The booking line will be open on Thursday and Friday Evenings 7.00pm to 9.00pm, the number to ring is 07761 133042. A raffle is being held for a knitted Nativity, story book and bag - tickets £1. Let Revd Tracy Marshall know how many tickets you would like and she’ll tell you know how to pay for them while we are in lockdown. 01942 933272  revtracymarshall@outlook.com The raffle will be drawn on Sunday 13th December
09:00Eucharist - St Michael'sCoronovirus safety measures are in place. No booking is required.
10:00Streamed Worship -St John'sDue to the recent lockdown measures it has been decided that for safety all the churches in the Benefice will be closed and a service will be streamed on Facebook from St John's.
11:00Eucharist - St George'sCoronovirus restrictions are in place. No booking is required. ST GEORGE’S are having a Christmas Hamper Raffle and tickets are £1.00. Contact Jimmy Bunting on 01942 884251 for tickets.
Monday 7th December 2020 21:00ComplineYou can find this short service of evening prayer on the Benefice Facebook page.
Tuesday 8th December 2020 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip's
Wednesday 9th December 2020 10:15Said Communion - St Michael'sA quiet reflective service. Coronovirus safety measures will be in place.
15:15Angel Viewing - St Philip's We’d love you to come and take a look and spend a few minutes with your thoughts. Please remember your face mask and follow all safety guidance when you arrive.
21:00ComplineThis short service of evening prayer is streamed live on the Benefice Facebook page.
Thursday 10th December 2020 09:30Thought for the DayA weekly thought with Rev Reg Sinclair live streamed on the Benefice Facebook page.
Friday 11th December 2020 11:00Zoom Coffee MorningAs we are not able to meet in person this is an online equivalent event. Please join us, for a friendly and relaxed chat over a drink of tea or coffee and a cake! Please e-mail Cath Baines or Rev Tracy for an invitation and instructions on how to join in. (cath.baines@hotmail.co.uk)
Sunday 13th December 2020 09:00Eucharist - St Philip'sFollowing the easing of lock-down this will be a service in church. But with social distancing observed. There is a booking system in place for this church. The booking line will be open on Thursday and Friday Evenings 7.00pm to 9.00pm, the number to ring is 07761 133042.
09:00Eucharist - St Michael'sCoronovirus safety measures are in place. No booking is required.
10:00Streamed Worship -St John'sDue to the recent lockdown measures it has been decided that for safety all the churches in the Benefice will be closed and a service will be streamed on Facebook from St John's.
11:00Eucharist - St George'sCoronovirus restrictions are in place. No booking is required.
Monday 14th December 2020 21:00ComplineYou can find this short service of evening prayer on the Benefice Facebook page.
Tuesday 15th December 2020 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip's
15:15Angel Viewinng - St Philip's We’d love you to come and take a look and spend a few minutes with your thoughts. Please remember your face mask and follow all safety guidance when you arrive.
17:00Angel Viewing - St Philip's We’d love you to come and take a look and spend a few minutes with your thoughts. Please remember your face mask and follow all safety guidance when you arrive.
Wednesday 16th December 2020 10:15Said Communion - St Michael'sA quiet reflective service. Coronovirus safety measures will be in place.
21:00ComplineThis short service of evening prayer is streamed live on the Benefice Facebook page.
Thursday 17th December 2020 09:30Thought for the DayA weekly thought with Rev Reg Sinclair live streamed on the Benefice Facebook page.
Friday 18th December 2020 11:00Zoom Coffee MorningAs we are not able to meet in person this is an online equivalent event. Please join us, for a friendly and relaxed chat over a drink of tea or coffee and a cake! Please e-mail Cath Baines or Rev Tracy for an invitation and instructions on how to join in. (cath.baines@hotmail.co.uk)
19:30Christmas Quiz - St John's To be held on Zoom for the 2nd time this year. Join in with some festive fun on your own or with those you live with. Tickets cost £5 per person. Book your place by 11th December by contacting Sharon Hardman sharon.hardman5579@hotmail.com  / 01942 887413.
Saturday 19th December 2020 14:00Messy Church - St John'sCreative Worship for Families. Messy Church will be socially distanced in family bubbles for now to keep us all safe. We’ll have a lot of fun with: Bible stories, creative activities for all ages, action songs and fellowship. Today we will be celebrating Christmas.
Sunday 20th December 2020 09:00Eucharist - St Philip'sFollowing the easing of lock-down this will be a service in church. But with social distancing observed. There is a booking system in place for this church. The booking line will be open on Thursday and Friday Evenings 7.00pm to 9.00pm, the number to ring is 07761 133042. The raffle will be drawn after the service.
09:00Eucharist - St Michael'sCoronovirus safety measures are in place. No booking is required.
10:00Streamed Worship -St John'sDue to the recent lockdown measures it has been decided that for safety all the churches in the Benefice will be closed and a service will be streamed on Facebook from St John's.
11:00Eucharist - St George'sCoronovirus restrictions are in place. No booking is required.
14:00Virtual Christingle Need to book in with Rev Reg Sinclair.
16:00Community Carol Service - Facebook A Community Carol Service, with local people reading the lessons from different places in Atherton and carols from our own group, brass band and online resources.
Monday 21st December 2020 21:00ComplineYou can find this short service of evening prayer on the Benefice Facebook page.
Tuesday 22nd December 2020 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip's
18:30Blue Christmas - St Philip'sThere will be no service but it will be a time for quiet reflection with music.
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 10:15Said Communion - St Michael'sA quiet reflective service. Coronovirus safety measures will be in place.
21:00ComplineThis short service of evening prayer is streamed live on the Benefice Facebook page.
Thursday 24th December 2020 09:30Thought for the DayA weekly thought with Rev Reg Sinclair live streamed on the Benefice Facebook page.
16:00Zoom Crib Service Crib Service on Zoom (please contact Rev Tracy by Monday 20th December on 01942 933272  /revtracymarshall@outlook.com). The Crib Service is open to families and adults, and should be a lot of fun with activities, carols and dressing up!Contact Rev Tracy to book - revtracymarshall@outlook.com
19:00First Communion of Christmas - St John's
21:00First Eucharist of Christmas - St George's
23:00Midnight Communion - St Michael's
23:00Midnight Communion - St Philip'sDue to limited seating at St Philip’s, please reserve your place by ringing 07761 133042 between 7-9pm on the Thursday/Friday before.
Friday 25th December 2020 Christmas Day
10:00Christmas Communion - St John's
Sunday 27th December 2020 10:30Diocesan Service - Manchester CathedralThere will be no services in the Benefice today. Diocese of Manchester Service led by Bishop of Middleton, Mark Davies on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterCathedral/ See Benefice Facebook page and Website.
Tuesday 29th December 2020 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip's
Wednesday 30th December 2020 21:00ComplineThis short service of evening prayer is streamed live on the Benefice Facebook page.
Thursday 31st December 2020 New Years Eve
09:30Thought for the DayA weekly thought with Rev Reg Sinclair live streamed on the Benefice Facebook page.