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Upcoming Events and Services

From Darkness to Light  (27/11)
Do begin your Advent by coming to the Darkness to Light Service at 7.30pm on Advent Sunday (27th November). This promises to be a dramatic and worshipful start to the season of Advent. There are business cards advertising this service in the pews. Do feel free to take one and give it to a friend or neighbour.

Candlelight Tours (29/11 & 6/12)
Do sign up for the Candlelight tours of the church which are happening at 7.30pm on 29th November and 6th December. After the tour there will be seasonal refreshments served by our young people. There is no charge, but there will be donation pots in aid of a charity chosen by our young people.

Pudding Party (3/12)
For members of our congregation between the ages of 20 – 50, we are having a special “Pudding Party” on 3rd December at 7.30pm. There are invitations available at the back of church and from Clare Daw, Susan Whitehead and Rachael Lee. You will not go away hungry!

Church Christmas Meal (7/12)
Don’t forget to sign up too for our annual Church Christmas meal at the Quantock Restaurant on the 7th December, 6:45 for 7pm. We have been going for several years and they look after us so well. This is a very enjoyable evening so make sure you sign up today.

Mayor’s Civic Carol Service (12/12)
Mayor’s Civic Carol Service this year is at St Mary’s on Monday 12th December 6.30pm and everyone is invited.  The offertory will go to support the Mayor’s three charities which include The Somerset Children’s Hospice.

Business Carol Service (13/12)
The Town Centre Chaplaincy Business Carol Service is at 6.15pm on 13th December at St James’ Church. It is open to all and Bishop Ruth is speaking. If you have never been, why not come this year? I am sure you will enjoy it.

Christmas Services at St Mary’s
Sunday 18th December at 6.30pm St Mary Magdalene Carol Service
Saturday 24th December at 4.00pm Crib Service
Saturday 24th December at 11.30pm Midnight Communion
Sunday 25th December at 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Sunday 25th December at 10.00am Family Communion

New Year’s Day Services
On 1st January, New Year’s Day, there will be no service here at St Mary’s at 10.00 am (The 8.00am and 6.30pm services are unaffected). We have been invited to our sister church, St John’s, to share in their Patronal Festival. Our bell ringers will be ringing hand bells to welcome us, Revd Rod Corke will preach and Revd Jane Eastell will preside. There will be refreshments after the service.

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