Sunday, 17th December 2017

The Third Sunday of Advent

8 am Holy Communion (BCP)

10 am Holy Communion (Common Worship)

Hymns: 411, Carol At The Manger (words overleaf), 745 tune: Brother James’ Air, repeat last 2 lines of each verse.  During communion the choir will sing On Jordan’s Bank and Candlelight Carol/Rutter, last hymn 695



Please sponsor a square (£5 each) from our nativity scene displayed outside.  We will then add your name to the roll of honour displayed alongside the painting and you will receive a pack of five Christmas cards depicting the scene. The nativity scene is from an original painting by local artist Michael Wright, and Nick Wiggins has produced the Christmas cards from this.  All proceeds to church funds.


  • Crèche available during the 10am service for children aged four and under and also parents with babies. There are also some bags (containing books and materials for colouring) at the back of church to occupy children who wish to stay in church.  Due to the risk of trip hazards, it would be appreciated if parents/guardians would please supervise their children whilst in the crèche and tidy up upon leaving.
  • Stewardship/collecting plate If you are visiting, please don’t feel you have to give, although you are welcome to and, if you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid envelopes are available in the pews! Tokens are available for those who give electronically as this helps some of us to think of our giving. If you would like to take part in our regular giving scheme, please speak to one of the welcome team at the back of the church.
  • Prayer list: The names of those who are ill or in need of prayer will remain on the prayer list for three weeks.  However, we realise that some people may need to be on for longer and, if this is the case, please speak with Carol Sharman who will be happy to arrange this.
  • Bible Studies – “The Beatitudes” at Ann’s (9 Pebbleford Road, Kettering) on 21st December, at 3 pm. All welcome.


This Week

Morning Prayer is said in church on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at

9 am and 8.30 am on Friday

Monday – 1.30 pm St Mary’s School rehearsal

Tuesday – 9.30 am St Mary’s School Carol service, 2 pm Young at Heart at the Baptist Church Hall

Wednesday – 9.30 am Advent Reflections with Holy Communion (followed by light refreshments)

Thursday –7.30 pm Bell ringers practice

 Sunday, 24th December – Christmas Eve

No morning services

3.30 pm Crib Service

7.30 pm Christmas Mass

Monday, 25th December – Christmas Day

10.00 am Christmas Day Communion Service (with children’s show and tell)