Christmas at St Mary’s

For details of our Services over the Christmas Period please see the Christmas Cards and posters in church as well as our What’s On page

or call the church office 01403 253762

Key Christmas Services and Events are:

Sunday 21st December – 6.30 pm Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

Tuesday 23rd December: 3.30pm – 5pm Family Nativity Craft Party in the Church Centre and 5.30 pm Candlelight Service and Blessing of the Crib

Wednesday 24th December – Christmas Eve – 5.30 pm Candlelight Service and Blessing of the Crib and 11.15 pm The Midnight Mass

Thursday 25th December – Christmas Day: 8.00 am Holy Communion (Traditional Service with Carols) and 9.30 am Christmas Celebration Communion

 

Christmas Services at St Mary's Epiphany Services in Church 21st Dec – 4th Jan

Horsham Churches Together – Christmas in the News

Horsham Churches Together are in the news – joining together for the biggest ADVENT’ure’ – Christmas comes to Horsham

For more information see www.horshamct.org.uk

Family Nativity Craft Party – Ribbon needed!

Lots and lots of ribbon needed – for four different Christmas craft activities – any type/colour but, ideally, narrow and in Christmassy colours! Please hand in to Fiona Prentice or Jane Gorrie at church or pop them into the church office.

St Mary’s Christmas Cards

We have two new designs with our selection of cards. These are on sale in packs of 10 for £3.50 at the back of the Church and in the Church Office. The proceeds will be shared equally between St Mary’s Choir and St Mary’s Church Fabric Fund. We hope you will support us as before, thank you.

Disaster Emergency Committee – Ebola Appeal

DEC member agencies are heavily involved in the response to this crisis. Those with the relevant specialist medical expertise, notably the Red Cross and Save the Children, have set up or are seeking to establish Ebola isolation and treatment centres. We are collecting via our emergency appeal envelopes available in the pews in church. Please give generously – and pray for all those affected.  Appeal closes 30th Nov –  but we will be collecting again for this crisis via the Christian Aid envelopes at all the Christmas Services.

8th November 7.30pm : “Unforgettable…” Horsham Concert to Celebrate Unforgettable Wartime Heroes – Tickets Now On Sale

“Unforgettable…”

Horsham Concert to Celebrate Unforgettable Wartime Heroes 

St Mary’s Church, Horsham is hosting a unique, fundraising concert to remember the heroes of the first and second world wars. The concert entitled “Unforgettable” will be an uplifting and entertaining evening of music and verse from the time, inspired by wartime fortitude, heroism and sacrifice. It will feature students from the Performing Arts Department at Collyers, Berkshire Brass Ensemble and St Mary’s Church Choir.

The concert will be held at St Mary’s Church, Causeway, Horsham, on remembrance weekend, Saturday 8th November at 7.30pm.  All money raised from ticket sales will go towards fundraising efforts for ‘Help for Heroes’, the national charity for wounded members of the Armed Forces, and for ‘Friends of St Mary’s’, for the upkeep of the Historic Church Building.  Tickets cost £10 and are available from the Church Office (on 01403 253762), Waterstones in Horsham and from Horsham Museum.

The audience can look forward to dramatic recitals of some of the best known poetry and readings of the times, as well as memorable music, including Vaughan William’s ‘Agincourt Song’ and wartime favourites ‘A long way to Tipperary’ and ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’.  There will also be a display in the Church kindly provided by Horsham Museum, showcasing memorabilia from the Great Wars.

Mark Watts, Chair of Friends of St Mary’s commented; “We are thrilled to be able to bring this concert to St Mary’s Church in Horsham. The concert, which takes place on the eve of Remembrance Sunday, promises to be a memorable evening which celebrates the courage and self-sacrifice of the heroes who fought in the Great Wars. It will also be an opportunity to raise much needed funds for our own modern day heroes in the armed forces, through charity ‘Help for Heroes’, as well as supporting the work of ‘Friends of St Mary’s’ to help maintain our wonderful Church building.

St John’s Broadbridge Heath Remembrance Weekend Events

St John’s Broadbridge Heath is putting on a superb set of Remembrance Weekend Events – please see their website for more information.

Light Party 31st October

Light Party 31st October, 4-6pm in the church centre: to celebrate light on Halloween, for young families with primary school aged children, fun food, messy crafts and daft games, dark dens.  Pasta tea for the children and refreshments for grown ups.  The event is free but we would appreciate £5 per family at the door to help cover costs!  Please register with the office H. 253762 or email so we have enough for everyone!

Job Vacancy: St. Mary’s Nursery

St. Mary’s Nursery are seeking to employ an administrative assistant to work an average of 5 hours per week mainly during term time but with some work during the holidays. A good knowledge of Word and Excel are required. Please ask at the St Mary’s Church Office for details.  The last date for applications is 31st October.

Stewardship Packs

Please do collect your stewardship pack from the various stations around the church – you will have a named envelope if you are on the electoral roll and there are blank envelope packs available for those who aren’t on the electoral roll.  Alternatively they are available electronically from this website.  For more information please contact the church office.