St Mary's Notices


Wednesday 22nd November

  9.00 am Ecumenical Morning Prayer at St Nicholas Church

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

  7.30 pm ‘Reflections’ at St Nicholas Church



1.  There will be a Fairtrade Stall in the church hall after the 10.15 am service on Sunday 26thNovember.  There will be Christmas cards, wrapping paper, small gifts, stocking fillers and the usual food items.  Please support the world’s poorest people this Christmas by buying fairly traded goods.

2.  St Nicholas’ Annual Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 25th November 11.00 am – 2.00 pm in the church and hall.  Refreshments will be available with light lunches from 12.00 noon.  All the usual stalls and grand draw – 1st prize £100.

3.  Advent LunchWednesday 6th December

12.30 pm in St Mary’s church hall.  Our Advent Reflections speaker will be Rev Canon Michael Smith, Canon Pastor at York Minster.  Soup and hot drinks provided, bring your own sandwiches.

4.  Tickets are now available for the two Sunday afternoon concerts for November.  Today, the much loved and popular “Garland of Flutes” will be performing their unique blend of music. Then on 26 November we have the return of John Mackenzie on solo classical guitar playing music from around the world. John always presents a variety of beautiful music. It will clearly be well worth coming to both concerts. We continue to bring talented people to St Mary’s which is a unique opportunity to hear them locally. All concerts commence at 2.30 pm and entry is only £6. Tickets are available at Aroma Coffee Shop in Haxby and from Ian Strong (tel. 769771).

5.  The Ladies Euphonics Choir carol concert, in aid of Haxby Library funds will take place at St Nicholas Church on Saturday 2nd December at 7.30 pm.  Tickets are £5, including refreshments, from Paula Moore (St Mary’s choir) or Dianne Cox (St Nicholas).

6.  Haxby Town Council invites you to the lighting of the Christmas tree on the village green, Haxby on Friday 1st December at 6.00 pm.  Refreshments will be served.  Retiring collection in aid of the Memorial Hall renovation.

Also there will be carols round the Christmas tree on Monday 18th December at The Old School Wigginton.  Brass band from 6.45 pm and carols from 7.00 pm.  Refreshments afterwards.

7.  ChristingleAt St Nicholas on Sunday 3rd December at 3.00 pm followed by the St Nicholas Day party.  Please bring an orange and a plate of food to share.  At St Mary’s on Sunday 10th December in the church hall in the afternoon.  An informal, child-focussed service and party.  

8.  There will be an Advent Carol Service at St Mary’s on Sunday 3rd December at 6.30 pm.


NEXT SUNDAY: Christ the King

Readings:     1st Reading: Ezekiel 34, 11–16; 20-24

    2nd Reading: Ephesians 1, 15 - 23

                       Gospel: Matthew 25, 31 - 46


                    8.00 am Holy Communion (Said)

                                   President: Rev’d Kathryn Jackson

                    10.15 am Eucharist for all Ages with Healing

                  President: Rev’d Kathryn Jackson

 12.30 pm Baptism

 6.30 pm Churches Together Service at St Margaret Clitherow Church