St Marys Church

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  • Tentelow Lane
  • Norwood Green
  • Southall
  • UB2 4LQ


Christmas 2021

Christmas at St Mary's

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and explore what the birth of Jesus means for us today.  Come and join our special events and services available both onsite (in church) and online.  If you would like further information regarding any of our services listed below, please email Revd. Dr Dave Bookless 

We are getting excited about Christmas! We have made an online Advent Calendar for children (and the young at heart!) to enjoy as we prepare to celebrate Jesus' birthday. From the first of December, there's a picture and short video for each day. Follow the Christmas story with Playmobil figures, enjoy nativity scenes from around the world and lively videos celebrating the story of Jesus' birth. To access the calendar, copy and paste this link into your web browser:  https://calendar.myadvent.net?id=3dd5b2a96291623b528b1bec00641a94


I M P O R T A N T    O M I C R O N    U P D A T E

Omicron Update

 We have put new measures in place, in the light of the fast-changing situation     with the Omicron Variant.

 We are still hoping to hold our regular Sunday services, plus our special   Christmas services with both online and onsite options, but may have to     change plans in the light of fast-moving developments. Therefore, please   check service details beforehand, in case there is an update. 

 Currently, there are two ways you can join us:

 ONLINE: Please contact Rev Dave for the Zoom link:

                                              davebookless@stmarysnorwoodgreen.org.uk

ONSITE: If you would still like to attend in person you are very welcome, but we would ask that:

  •          You wear a mask covering your mouth and nose throughout, including whilst singing
  •     You take a Lateral Flow Test beforehand (available from chemists & supermarket pharmacies), and only 
                attend if it is negative


Advent Services & Events

Decorating St Mary's Church for Christmas

Saturday 4th December 12 noon - 4pm Cleaning and Decorating St Mary's Church for Christmas

Come with a broom, some holly and ivy if you've got any, and help us clean the church and put up and decorate the tree! Our friends at the Plough Inn, opposite the church, are holding their Christmas Fayre, and we plan to lead some Carol Singing in the pub garden at 4pm.



Outside Church

Sunday 5th December 4pm 'Outside Church' Carol Singing with Litter-Picking

Our monthly 'Outside Church' (rewilding worship) event will test how good we are are multi-tasking, as we pick-up litter and sing carols. We meet at St John's Car Park (Havelock Road, UB2) and will finish on Tentelow Road in Norwood Green.



Christingle Service

          Sunday 12th December 3pm Christingle Service.

         Take oranges, candles, some ribbon, sweets and a group of children, and you have a

         recipe for Christmas joy! This service is especially for children (of all ages!) with the  

         story of Jesus' birth, familiar carols and readings, in an informal atmosphere.



Carol Service

         Sunday 19th December 7pm Carol Service.

        Traditional carols and bible readings, and a sprinkling of poetry and prayers, this is a 

        beautiful traditional and joyful service.





Midnight Mass

         Friday 24th December 11pm Midnight Mass

        Start Christmas properly with our beautiful service of readings, carols and Holy

        Communion, finishing just into Christmas morning.





Christmas Day

        25th December 10am Christmas Day worship

           A simple and brief all-age service of carols and Holy Communion, as we celebrate

        Christ-mas, the birthday of Jesus Christ.