St Mary's Notices


Monday 2nd December

  1.50 pm Funeral in church

  2.30 pm Meeting of the Bible study and prayer group at 43 Wyre Mews, Haxby

Wednesday 4th December

  9.00 am Ecumenical Morning Prayer at the Methodist Church

  10.00 am Eucharist at St Mary’s (President: Rev’d David Porter)



1.  This year our Christmas appeal is for Restore, a charity providing homes, giving hope and building lives for the homeless in York. You are encouraged to share your greetings in the GIANT church Christmas card and donate to Restore what you would otherwise spend on sending individual cards to the church family. There will be bucket appeals during specific Christmas services too.

2.  Joy to the World, Seasonal Entertainment with the Euphonics Choir on Saturday 7th December 7.30 pm at St Nicholas Church Wigginton.  Tickets £7 (Kathryn has tickets), to include mince pie and mulled wine, or pay on the door.  Children free.  Proceeds to be divided between St Nicholas Church and choir funds.

3.  Ecumenical Christmas cards are ready for delivery.  They are in the boxes near the main church door with a list of streets to be covered by St Mary’s.  These cards ideally need to be delivered by Saturday 7th December.  If you can help, please take some cards to deliver and put your name next to the street(s) on the list.  Thank you to everyone who has already done so.  Please return the plastic bags to church for re-use.  If you do not have enough cards for a particular street, please let Stewart Pearson know.  Thank you in advance for your help.
4.  There will only be one Christingle service in the Benefice this year, on Sunday 8th December at 3.30 pm at St Nicholas Church, Wigginton, with a party afterwards.  People are asked to bring their own orange to make the Christingle and some food to share.

5.  Many thanks to all who contributed to the South Yorkshire Floods appeal. The total raised was £174.12.

6.  Our next Messy Church session will be on Sunday 15th December 2019 from 3-5pm at St Nicholas Church, Wigginton for families and children. Please book in to allow us to have numbers to cater –

7.  The Christmas Carol Service by Candlelight will be on Sunday 15th December at

6.30 pm at St Mary’s Church.  There will be seasonal refreshments in the hall afterwards.

8.  Thank you to all who supported the Christmas Fayre at St Nicholas Church.  The total raised was £1,126.05


NEXT SUNDAY: Second Sunday of Advent

Readings:     1st Reading: Isaiah 11, 1 10

    2nd Reading: Romans 15, 4 - 13

    Gospel: Matthew 3, 1 - 12


                       8.00 am Holy Communion (Said)

                                     President: Rev’d Kathryn Jackson

10.15 am Eucharist for all Ages

                President: Rev’d Kathryn Jackson

6.30 pm Evensong