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November Calendar

Wed

6th

 

7.30 pm

“Lifting the Lid” at St Andrews Shifnal

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

10th

 

10.55 am

REMEMBANCE SERVICE

 

 

 

4.00 pm

Memorial Service

 

 

 

 

 

Tue

12th

 

12.00 Noon

Chapter Meeting at Manor Cottage

 

 

 

 

 

Wed

13th

 

7.30 pm

“Lifting the Lid” at St Andrews Shifnal

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

16th

2nd BEFORE ADVENT

11.00 am

Parish Eucharist

 

 

 

4.00 pm

Wedding Forum

 

 

 

 

 

Wed

20th

 

7.30 pm

“Lifting the Lid” at St Andrews Shifnal

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

24th

CHRIST THE KING

11.00 am

Parish Eucharist

 

 

 

 

 

Tue

26th

 

7.30 pm

Joint PCC Meeting at St Andrews

 

 

 

 

 

Wed

27th

 

7.30 pm

“Lifting the Lid” at St Andrews Shifnal

 

 

 

 

 

December Calendar

Sun

1st

ADVENT SUNDAY

8.00 am

Holy Communion in the Golden Chapel

 

 

 

11.00 am

Family Service

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

8th

ADVENT 2

11.00 am

Parish Eucharist

 

 

 

 

 

Thu

12th

 

6.30 pm

RDA Carol Service

 

 

 

 

 

Fri

13th

 

9.00 am

Country Kids Christmas Service

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

15th

ADVENT 3

11.00 am

Parish Eucharist

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

22nd

ADVENT 4

11.00 am

Parish Eucharist

 

 

 

6.30 pm

Carol Service

 

 

 

 

 

Tue

24th

CHRISTMAS EVE

4.00 pm

Crib and Christingle Service

 

 

 

9.00 pm

“Midnight Mass”

 

 

 

 

 

Wed

25th

CHRISTMAS DAY

10.00 am

All-Age Christmas Communion

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

29th

CHRISTMAS 1

11.00 am

Parish Eucharist


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Notes on the Diary


RDA Carol Service - Because it has turned out to be Election Day, we cannot use the Parish Hall for the usual meal afterwards so (at the moment of going to press) we will have refreshments in the church after the service. It has not proved feasible to alter the date of the service - and we can’t alter the date of the election! 


Midnight Mass 


Last year we decided to hold the “Midnight” service a little earlier in the evening - at 9.00 pm. The comments afterwards were mixed; some prefer the traditional time of 11.30 pm. Others came BECAUSE it was earlier, so we have decided to give it another try. Bearing in mind that there are midnight services in Shifnal, Sheriffhales and Albrighton, we may decide to discontinue it altogether as our Christmas Day service is much better attended, whereas “Midnight” ( at whatever time) is not.


Crib and Christingle 


This service is a combination of dressing the crib and telling the Christmas story of how God arrived in the world to experience human life in both its pain and glory AND the Christingle service at which we remember particularly the work of the Children’s Society who support young people in difficult circumstances throughout England and Wales. Each child will receive an orange which represents the world. The red band round it is Christ’s blood, shed for the rescue of men, women and children from ultimate annihilation and the candle is the light of Christ which we try to follow, as opposed to the darkness of wickedness. His light permeates the four corners of the earth, represented by the four sticks, and he blesses us with the fruits of the earth for our use and our delight.


Peter Appleby

It is with sadness that I report the death of Peter Appleby who was a member of Tong Singers. He has been ill for several years. I remember him in his early teens, the younger brother of Liz Appleby QC and the late David who was the organist at St. Mary’s Albrighton. They lived at Shifnal Manor. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. 

 

From the Registers: 


Funeral: on 16th October in Tong church followed by cremation:

John Trevor Mirley (83) 

 

Baptism: on 27th October Nathaniel Robert MacPherson infant son of Nigel and Rachel MacPherson and grandchild of Robert and Ruth Kerrigan.