Weekly News

Week beginning Sunday 26 November 2023
Feast of Christ the King
11.00 a.m. Joint Parish Eucharist at Christ Church

Monday 27 November

9.30 a.m. Morning Prayer at Christ Church

Tuesday 28 November
9.30 a.m. Morning Prayer at St Christopher’s

Wednesday 29 November

9.30 a.m. Morning Prayer at Christ Church

7.30 p.m. Eucharist at Christ Church

8.00 p.m. Study Group followed by Compline
at Christ Church

Thursday 30 NovemberSt Andrew
9.30 a.m. Morning Prayer at St Christopher’s

Saturday 2 December
10.00 a.m. – 12 noon Christ Church open

Sunday 3 December – Advent Sunday

9.30 a.m. Morning Prayer at St Christopher’s

11.00 Eucharist at Christ Church – Bishop Mark Davies will preside and preach

Advent Gift Day
The PCC have, once again, decided to have an Advent Gift Day in lieu of the Christmas Fair
and we would like you to consider making a contribution based on what you might have
spent buying goods at the fair or supplying them! Gift day envelopes will be available at
next week. We will also be having an Advent cake/gift stall at Christ Church.

Christmas Gifts
Once again we will be collecting gifts for those in our community who struggle
to provide Christmas presents for their families. Please bring new toys, gifts,
toiletries, biscuits and sweets to church on Advent Sunday. Gifts needed for
children of all ages, from babies to teenagers.

Missionary Giving

The PCC will be deciding on our parish missional giving for 2023 on 11 December. If anyone has any recommendations for charitable causes they would like considered, please speak to Tom, Richard or George.

Christmas decorations

Christ Church and the tree will be decorated on the morning of Saturday 9 December. Come and join in.

In the run-up to Christmas you will probably be doing some shopping, can we
remind you about Easy Fundraising? It is free to sign up and if you do any online
shopping many sites will make a donation to your chosen good cause – Christ Church
and St Christopher’s, we hope!
Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and search for Christ Church West Didsbury and St Christopher Withington.

Open Church
We would really appreciate additional volunteers to ensure Christ Church
continues to be open for prayer and for visitors on Wednesdays and Saturdays
from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon.