Not too much going on this week, it's the quiet period after Christmas but we hope you all had a good time and hopefully enjoyed some of our Christmas Services. The Midnight Eucharist conducted by Bishop Richard on Christmas Eve was well attended and it was a lovely service. Thanks to Bishop Richard for stepping in to run the service this year. The programme for this week is a bit uncertain as there are several errors on the current Sunday link. I cad definitely say there is
This Saturday, December 21st, the Events Team have organised a Victorian Christmas Evening in the Church Hall, 6.30pm for 7pm start. The cost is £10 which includes food and your first drink. A mixture of Christmas stories and singing Carols/Christmas songs and of course, good company. Christmas jumpers encouraged! If you're not doing too much in the quieter period before Christmas, this might be what you need, an evening away from home! Watch this space!!!
We were sad to learn of the recent passing of a Potton resident and a former Potton resident. Julia Bylett lived in Potton for many years and was an active member of St Mary's Singers Choral Society. In recent years, Julia and her husband Ray, helped with the early training of Assistance Dogs for disabled people and they were often to be seen around town with a dog in a special coat announcing the training project. Julia's funeral is on Thursday at 11.30am at St Mary's Church
Still just a few Lunch Tickets left for this Friday, December 13th. Don't let the date put you off, it's a great lunch on offer for just £14 and that's for 3 courses plus tea/coffee. Call Eileen now on 260002. The time and place: 12.45pm start in St Mary's Hall, Hatley Road, Potton. Big Raffle- bring a prize gift!
There may be a few tickets left for today’s Parish Christmas Lunch in the church hall at 12.45pm. Three courses for only £14. Please call 01767 260002 before 11am to check availability. Do not turn up at the hall without a ticket or a late reservation. Tickets will not be available on the door today. All proceeds go towards our annual donation to St John’s Hospice at Moggerhanger. Our final column in the Village News page in the Chronicle for this year can be read on Friday
On Friday 13th of December, we welcome our church organist, Nick Wilson to the local airwaves as he is giving his Christmas “Thought for the Day” at 8.15am on BigglesFM, 104.8 on the dial. Nick has some great stories and anecdotes and is well worth listening to! Last Sunday was a service of Choral Holy Communion led by the Rev Canon Lyndsay Dew once more. In the afternoon that most popular children’s service, Christingle, took place, led by Rdr Simon Gutteridge. In his talk,
The Diocesan Christmas film (Choir Wars - Battle of the Carol Singers) was released today. In the film two choirs discover that it takes more than great singing to spread Christmas joy. The idea is to promote the film as widely as possible on social media and websites in order to reach those who currently have little or no contact with the church. Our aim is for many thousands of people to view the film and be encouraged to attend a Carol or Christmas service near them. You
Probably the Children's favourite Christmas Service, we are holding it next Sunday so please come along to St Mary's with your Children, Grand Children or even Great Grand Children, or borrow some from a friend so that none of Potton's Children miss out on the this beautiful service. The next special Children's service is the Christmas Eve Crib Service on December 24th at 4.30pm.
On Friday December 13th at 12.45pm, in St Mary’s Hall, the St John’s Hospice Moggerhanger, Potton Support Group, sponsored by St Mary’s Church, are holding their Annual Parish Christmas Lunch. So far we have not sold all the tickets which is very unusual as by this time normally we have a cancellation waiting list! If you would like to come along to St Mary’s Hall in Hatley Road, you could enjoy a delicious home cooked meal which offers 3 courses for only £14. There will be a
SERVICE LISTINGS IN POTTON, SUTTON AND COCKAYNE HATLEY DURING ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS POTTON, St Mary’s Church: Dec 8th 4.30pm Christingle Children’s service Dec 12th 1pm Mother’s Union Christmas Lunch and Carol service Dec 15th 6pm Nine Lessons and Carols Dec 24th 4.30pm Children’s Crib service Dec 24th 11.30pm Benefice Midnight service of Holy Communion with Bishop Richard Dec 25th 11am Christmas Morning service Dec 29th 10.30am Benefice Holy Communion