Saturday, 28 November 2015

Christmas Services

Carol Service 13th December at 6pm
Christingle Services 24th December at 3.30pm & 5.30pm
Midnight Mass 24th December at 11.30pm
Christmas Eucharist 25th December at 10am

We also have MU Advent service (Eucharist) on Tuesday 1st December at 7pm and a Eucharist on Thursday 3rd December at 6pm - the Thursday will be a regular feature on the first Thursday of the month.

Advent

Advent is fast approaching, a time of waiting expectantly. Waiting is not always an easy thing to do. All around us is busy-ness and excitement, with the encouragement - not to wait -  but to have it now. For Christians at this time of year the Meaning is in the waiting. One of the many reasons why we wait in Advent is so that we can shift the focus of our lives from ourselves to the presence of God. After a month of active waiting Christmas Day can gain a depth and meaning that would otherwise fly by in a whirl of presents and mince pies.. In Advent we wait for something that has already happened in sure and certain knowledge that it will happen again, and again, and again. The presence of God with us here and now. The greatest gift from our God to each and everyone of us.

Recommended reading during Advent
Paula Gooder’s book Journey to the Manger – exploring the birth of Jesus. If you decide to take up this book during Advent and would like to meet with others for Bible Study/reflection please do let me know and we can arrange some days and times.

Also a lovely book to read as a novel at this time of year is Stephen Cottrell’s Walking Backwards to Christmas. A lovely read which takes you through the key characters of the Christmas story in a delightful way. If you do take up this book and would like to meet up for a discussion about it before Christmas please do let me know and we can see if others would like to meet too.

A Reflection on Waiting:
Kneeling by R. S. Thomas
Moments of great calm,
Kneeling before an altar
Of wood in a stone church
In summer, waiting for the God  
To speak; the air a staircase  
For silence; the sun’s light  
Ringing me, as though I acted  
A great rĂ´le. And the audiences  
Still; all that close throng
Of spirits waiting, as I,
For the message.
          Prompt me, God;
But not yet. When I speak,  
Though it be you who speak  
Through me, something is lost.  
The meaning is in the waiting.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Afternoon Tea - 19/09/15

Gomersal St. Mary’s Mothers’ Union Fund Raising Event

Saturday 19 September
1st sitting 2.00 pm @ £5 p.p.
2nd sitting 3.00 pm @ £5 p.p.
Tickets from Trees Fewster 01274 873485 or mfewster.41@btinternet.com

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Church Fete

Final total for last week's Church fete £1733.25. A massive thank you to all who came & supported the event.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Church Fete 11/07/15

Church Fete Saturday 11th July at Gomersal St. Mary’s School 2pm to 4 pm. Offers of help please see the list in the porch. Needed: Raffle, Tombola adults, children and chocolate. Cakes, Bottles stall, Books, good bric a brac. Plants. Refreshments. Come along & join us.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Summer Serenade

We have a joint fundraising event coming up. The “Summer Serenade” at St. John’s Church, Cleckheaton. Saturday 20th June at 7pm. Tickets £7 children £3.50 now on sale and if anyone could sell any tickets please have a word with Jean or Marlene. Tel: 01274 872164  

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Faith Lunch - 10/05/15

Tomorrow there will be a faith lunch in church at 12.15pm
You, your family and friends, are most warmly invited, no tickets needed, as we are all asked to bring some food and share it out.
 
A donation for Christian Aid will be appreciated.
 
Come and share our food, fellowship and special birthday of Revd Karen.