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St Johns the Evangelist
December 2018

Sunday 2nd December 2018 10:00Advent Sunday EucharistThe New Church Year starts here!
Saturday 8th December 2018 20:00Lovenotes Christmas ConcertFantastic harmonies! Workshop in the hall 6.30-7.30 followed by minced pies and mulled wine. Concert in the church follows...if you follow the lights
Sunday 9th December 2018 10:002nd Sunday in Advent: EucharistA place for prophets?
Monday 10th December 2018 19:30Amos Trust Bethlehem Carol ServiceJoin us at St John the Evangelist Church on Monday 10th December for our Bethlehem carol service. This year we will be joined by leading peace activist Zoughbi Zoughbi, founder of Amos partner Wi’am Reconciliation Centre in Bethlehem and campaigner Lucy Thalgieh who leads the women's work at Wi'am as well as 6 members of Choir of Bethlehem on their first visit to the UK. All donations will go to Amos Trust's 2018 Christmas Appeal supporting Wi'am's women's work and their Christmas 'Smile' holiday programme.
Thursday 13th December 2018 19:00Confirmation and LicensingJoin the Bishop of Middleton, Mark Davies, and the Archdeacon of Manchester, Karen Lund, as the Bishop confirms candidates young and old from the church and John Hughes is licensed as Rector of the parish and Christine Aspinall as Assistant Curate. Rum related refreshments follow.
Saturday 15th December 2018 10:00Christmas FayreStalls and Santa in the hall.
19:00Christmas Music ConcertJulia Chernyavsky (pianist) and Ekaterina Velardi (singer) delight us with Christmas music. Our own voices and those of our families will be added as the evening unfolds. Retiring collection for St John's 'Better Access' appeal.
Sunday 16th December 2018 10:00Advent 3 EucharistJohn the Baptist: a voice in the wilderness
Friday 21st December 2018 18:30The Longest Night: Advent Meditation A quiet, meditative service in the Season of Advent, led by the Reverend Christine Aspinall.
Sunday 23rd December 2018 10:00Advent 4 EucharistMary and Mariam
Monday 24th December 2018 16:00ChristingleJoin us for this family focussed service with 'St John's 'Messy Church' as we raise funds for The Children's Society and their work to support vulnerable children in the UK
23:30Midnight MassCandlelit service as we move into Christmas morning celebrating the light in our darkness.
Tuesday 25th December 2018 Christmas Day
10:00Christmas Day EucharistJoin us as we share the Good News of the birth of Jesus.
Sunday 30th December 2018 10:00Eucharist: 1st Sunday of Christmas
Monday 31st December 2018 New Years Eve