We have many Christmas services and events this year: see our Christmas Season Events Card – Dec 2015-Jan 2016 and the posters.
Joyce Brown has won the West Sussex County Times Community Award for Achievement in recognition of her work and commitment to the children’s ministry at St Mary’s. The West Sussex County Times held an Awards Presentation Evening at the Capitol on Monday 16th November, with all the nominees of the 15 categories and their supporters. About 40 people went from the church- Mothers’ Union members, Mums whose toddlers she looks after during the daytime Pilgrim, Lighthouse families, nursery staff and church family. She got a wonderful cheer and shout as her name was announced.
Saturday 18th July, noon-4pm Funday in and around the church. Come and find out about our beautiful church building; tower tours, bell-ringing, organ demos, guided trails & a treasure hunt in the churchyard plus lots of workshops; drumming, flower-arranging, teddy zip wire and of course a café! All ages, all welcome.
Donations of greenery/cut flowers for small table decorations would be much appreciated – please bring them to the church from 10am on the 18th July.
Please can anyone volunteer to help relieve the stall holders for a few minutes at a time for comfort breaks please contact Fiona Prentice – or offer on the day?
St Mary’s Holiday Club “Polar Explorers” will be Mon 3rd -Fri 7th Aug 2015 9.30am-12noon in the Barn (and special capers on Sun 9th Aug). Open to all primary school aged children; registration 2015 – please send your completed registration form and payment to the church office. Download the registration form here: St Mary’s Holiday Club – Polar Explorers 2015
Prayer Spaces: The Greatest Commandment. Come and experience ‘the greatest commandment’: a series of 4 prayer spaces in the church for us to dwell on that commandment to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind & strength. It will be open every lunchtime (12noon-1pm) and 3pm-4pm every day Monday- Friday, 18th -23rd May (entrance by Bethany door) and a special opening on Saturday 10am-12noon. Please drop in.
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
St Mary’s Horsham
St Mary's Church
The Church Centre
Tel: 01403 253762