Diocese of Portsmouth

Christmas at St Mary's, Portsmouth


Start date
25 Dec 2017, 10 a.m.
End date
25 Dec 2017, 11 a.m.
Location
St Mary's Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PA
Portsmouth
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11th December

Advent Reflections at St Faith’s – God With Us
7:30 - 9:00pm - St Faith’s Church

To prepare for Advent and our celebration of Christmas a series of evenings reflecting on the national Church’s ‘God With Us’ material looking at the themes of waiting, watching and welcoming. The evenings will include candlelit worship, reflection and discussion. (Each evening will end about 9pm.)

13th December

6:00 - 8:30pm - St Mary’s Church
St Mary's Choir, Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 18:00 – 19:30 – Junior Choristers 18:00 – 20:00 – Senior Choristers 19:00 – 20:30 – Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers. Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm. Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm. Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director…

14th December

12 - 2pm - St Wilfrid’s Church
Charity Lunch at St Wilfrid’s Church

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support a charity. Lunch costs £2.50 and usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main followed by a pudding.

15th December

12 - 1pm - St Mary’s Church
Churches Homeless Action Carols at St Mary’s

A celebration of Christmas and distribution of Vouchers collected via local Churches and Groups to agencies who will be supporting the ‘homeless’ over the Christmas season. A chance for us to share a ‘gift’ with others.

7:30 - 8:30pm - St Faith’s Church
Reindeer Drive for Christian Aid at St Faith’s

A Beetle Drive with a seasonal difference to raise funds for Christian Aid Christmas Appeal– tickets £2.50

18th December

7:30 - 9pm - St Faith’s Church
Advent Reflections at St Faith’s – God With Us

To prepare for Advent and our celebration of Christmas a series of evenings reflecting on the national Church’s ‘God With Us’ material looking at the themes of waiting, watching and welcoming. The evenings will include candlelit worship, reflection and discussion. (Each evening will end about 9pm)

21st December

7:30 - 9:30pm - St Mary’s Church
Royal Marines School of Music Christmas Concert at St Mary’s

The Royal Marine School of Music Christmas Concert. Tickets available at the door, or telephone the Royal Marines School of Music Office to book tickets on 02392 726181.

22nd December

7 - 8pm - St Mary’s Church
Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols at St Mary’s

A traditional telling of the Christmas story through readings, carols sung by the congregation and the choir. The service will be followed by Sherry and mince pies.

23rd  December

4 - 5pm - St Faith’s Church
Nativity Service at St Faith’s

The children retell the Story of Christmas, with carols and candlelight. The service is followed by tea and cakes. Children who wish to take part in the drama should arrive by 3.30pm to get into their costumes.

24th December

5 - 6pm - St Mary’s Church
Nativity Service at St Mary’s

The Christmas story is told by our children and young people as we celebrate the sharing of the greatest gift. With carols and music with the Choir. Any children who wish to take part in the drama should arrive by 4pm for dress rehearsal.

6 - 7pm - St Wilfrid’s Church
Nativity Service & Christingle at St Wilfrid’s

The Christmas story is told by the children and young people as we celebrate the sharing of the greatest gift.

11:30pm - 12:30am - St Mary’s Church
Midnight Mass at St Mary’s

Midnight mass with the Choir of St Mary’s, guest singers and instrumentalists – a joyful noise to welcome the birth of the Son of God.

11:30pm - St Faith’s Church
Midnight Mass at St Faith’s

Join us as we welcome the arrival of the Christ child.

11:30pm - St Wilfrid’s Church
Midnight Mass at St Wilfrid’s

Join us as we welcome the Christ child.

25th December

9 - 9:30am - St Mary’s Church
St Mary's in Snow

Book of Common Prayer Communion at St Mary’s
A quieter service to start Christmas day, using words that have been used for over 500 years.

10 - 11am - St Mary’s Church
St Mary's in Snow

Christmas Day Mass and Carols at St Mary’s
Come and give thanks for the greatest gift we have ever been given.

10 - 11am - St Faith’s Church
Christmas Day Mass and Carols at St Faith’s

Come and give thanks for the greatest gift we have ever been given.

31st December

10 - 11am - St Mary’s Church
Parish Mass at St Mary’s

There is a Mass at St Mary’s for the whole Parish this Sunday. There will be no mass at St Faith’s nor at St Wilfrid’s.