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The Parish of St Mary, Richmond with St Michael & All Angels Hudswell A special welcome is extended to any visitors worshipping with us today. (If you would like to receive a visit, please fill in a contact form from the table near the main door). This morning’s service is for everyone and if needed there is a children’s area at the back of church. Lord’s Prayer and Communion Cubes are available for anyone with a child to use during the service. Please just ask if you would like to borrow one. There is an induction loop system in the church and all hearing aid users are invited to switch to ‘T.’ Large print

hymn books are available if required. Please ask one of the sidespeople. Rev John and Rev Antony would like to wish you a happy and blessed Christmas. WEEKLY DIARY Sunday 22nd December 2013 Fourth Sunday of Advent 8.00 am Holy Communion BCP Rev Antony/Rev John Readings: Isa. 7:10-16, Rom. 1: 1-7, Matt 1: 18-25 10.00am Sung Eucharist Rev Antony/Rev John 6.30 pm Nine Lessons and Carols Tuesday 24th December 2013 Christmas Eve 4.00 pm 11.30pm 11.30pm

Crib Service Sung Eucharist (Midnight Mass) Richmond Holy Communion St Michael and All Angels Hudswell

Wednesday 25th December 2013 Christmas Day 8.00 am Holy Communion 10.00am Sung Eucharist


Sunday 29th December 2013 Christmas 1 8.00 am Holy Communion BCP Rev John Readings: Isa. 63:7-9, Heb. 2: 10-18, Matt.2: 13-23 10.00am Sung Eucharist Rev John 7.30 pm Winter Concert (see notice) Tuesday 31st December 2013 2.00 pm Wedding of Luke Southgate and Helen Jack Thursday 2nd January 2014 10.30am Holy Communion (Holy Trinity) Sunday 5th January 2014 The Epiphany 8.00 am Holy Communion BCP Rev Antony Readings: Isa. 60:1-6, Eph. 3: 1-12, Matt.2: 1-12 10.00am Sung Eucharist Rev Antony PRAYER REQUESTS Please pray for: Those mentioned in the Daily Prayer Calendar in the magazine. Luke Southgate and Helen Jack who are to be married in St Mary’s. All those in particular need of God’s comfort and healing, including, Enid Anderson, Gordon Garfoot, Adam Gedye, Keith Moxon, Joyce Robertson, Stephen Salvin, Janet Smith, Myckala Smith, Mark Willey and all the patients at the Friary Hospital. We commend unto God’s merciful keeping those who have recently died, including John Blenkiron. We pray that God will bring comfort to all those who mourn their loss. Also those whose anniversaries fall during these weeks of December: 22nd Geoffrey Nicholson, James Kinchin,


Margaret Bottomley, Patricia Bradley 23 Leonard Coates, Lydia Eyles, Susan Young, Raymond Minnican th 24 John Vasey, Thomas Fred Fawcett, John Thornhill, Peter Shell th 25 John Tye, Bing Gunton, Margaret Jefferson, Katherine Mullaney 26th Alan Cadman, Jasmine Healey, Muriel Blyth, Bill Dickson, Blanche Johnson, Andrew Taylor th 27 Dulcie Tate th 29 Doris Robinson th 30 Annie (Nancy) Morley, Ernest Abbott, Hubert Evans st 31 John Kelly, Stephen Bell Also in January: 1st Eddie Grievson 2nd Colin Archer 3rd Anne Moore, Lydia Ball, Bill Bateman 4th Arthur Hall, Kay Smith, Lillian Wilkinson rd

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE – Any names to be entered in this Book should be given to Ann McDonald along with the date of death and a donation of £5. ===================================== If anyone would like to make a simple decoration to hang on the Christmas tree in church please bring it along to the Crib Service, Christmas Eve at 4.00pm. *********************************************** Sunday December 29th 7.30pm The Dales Vacation Orchestra Concert in St Mary’s Church. The orchestra exists to benefit talented young musicians from school, university or music college in developing their musical experience, ability and repertoire. The programme for this concert includes works by Debussy, Beethoven, Mozart and Ravel. All tickets are £10, children free. These are available from Castle Hill Bookshop, Jane Lomax 07974698264, or on the door from 7.00pm.


Please note there will be no 9.00am Holy Communion on Wednesday January 1st. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Due to the building work at Holy Trinity Church the Christians Together in Richmond will not be holding prayers on the first Thursday of the month until May 2014. Thanks to all who helped towards raising the splendid amount of £848.05 at the church coffee morning in the Town Hall. DATES FOR DIARY. Sunday 5th January at 3.00pm. There will be a Farewell Service for Bishop John at Ripon Cathedral. Tuesday 28th January at 2.00pm. The Mothers’ Union Christmas Party at Greyfriars with Tony and Freda Dykes and the Dalesfolk. Contacts Rector: Tel: E mail:

Rev John Chambers 01748 821241 j_echambers@btinternet.com

Curate: Tel: E mail:

Rev Antony Kirby 01748 850349 antonykirby01@btinternet.com

Administrator Claire Murray Tel: 07737482611 E mail: pa.richmondhudswellparish@gmail.com Pew sheet E mail:

Liz Chambers liz.m.chambers56@gmail.com


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