Through this special season of Advent we watch and wait through the darkness for the coming of the light. May you find comfort as your journey on, and come to a place of rest in joy and peace. In the love of Christ.
Come journey through, and celebrate, this wonderful season together in new ways this year.
Shalford Knitivity Trail – open around Shalford ’til Christmas Day
Saturday 12th – St Mary’s Christmas Tree Festival daily 10-4pm …
’til Christmas Day, & trees beyond!
Please note important in person services updates here
Christmas Services at St Mary’s
St Mary’s Church Open Daily with Christmas Trees
We continue to be able to keep the church open daily 10am-4pm for households or individuals to visit for Christmas peace, comfort and joy. Please keep safely 2 metres distanced from others and don’t mix or socialise with other households during your visit.
Sunday 20th December
St Mary’s Outdoor Carol Service 10am – still going ahead
(please wear mask until you’ve found safe space in churchyard from where you can sing). Bring warm drink if you like. Bring fold up chair if you like.
All outside only, wrap up well!, no booking, keep 2m distance and sadly no socialising.
Wednesday 23rd December – 12 noon Midweek Holy Communion
(in person only, no booking needed)
Midnight Mass 11pm – Still going ahead,
and if you haven’t already booked please do so via email now (email@example.com). Streamed live on youtube too.
10am Family Christmas Holy Communion Service – NOW STARTING OUTSIDE IN CHURCHYARD FOR C.30 MINS
Still going ahead, in person in churchyard (no booking needed), then in church (booking needed – now with spaces so if you haven’t booked please email before 5pm Christmas Eve (firstname.lastname@example.org). Available later on youtube.
Sunday 27th December
All Age Worship with Guildford Diocese
Online only – link will appear on St Mary’s website homepage and e-newsletter
– no service in St Mary’s Church –
* with choir