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St Peters Hale
December 2017

Friday 1st December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amMorning PrayerCome and join us at the start of the day for Morning Prayer in Church.
Everyone welcome.
10:15am - 12:00pmSt Peter's Toddler GroupCome and join us.

We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.15am till 12noon at St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road, Hale during school term time.

For children aged 1 to 5.

Parents, grandparents, nannies and childminders - everyone welcome.

For more information contact St Peter's Parish Office 0161 928 3374
Saturday 2nd December 2017 7:30pmSPROUTS Christmas PartyBring and Share Christmas Party

Contact Janet Blinkhorn 0161 941 1634
Sunday 3rd December 2017 Advent Sunday
8:30am - 9:15amHoly Communion Book of Common PrayerA quiet service with sermon but no music, using the traditional Book of Common Prayer.
10:00am - 11:00amToy and Gift Service All Age Holy CommunionPlease bring to this service new and unwrapped toys, gifts, DVDs and books for boys and girls of all ages (from toddler to teenager) to go to children in care in the Trafford area.

Toys and gifts can be dropped off at the Parish Office any weekday morning from now till 10am Monday 4 December. Thank you for your support.

A service for the whole community.

A service following the Common Worship service with Holy Communion. Everyone is invited to come forward to receive communion or a blessing.

There is a creche area in church for babies and pre-school children with their carers. Baby changing and kitchen facilities are available in St Peter's House.

Join us afterwards for refreshments in St Peter’s House.

Everyone welcome.
6:00pm - 8:00pmFlames Youth GroupPlenty of fun, food and faith designed for young people from school years 5,6,7,8 and upwards. For more information and offers of help please contact Jane Addenbrooke 0161 928 4182
6:30pmAdvent Carol ServiceA beautiful service of hymns, choir music & readings looking forward to the coming of Christmas.
Monday 4th December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amMorning PrayerCome and join us at the start of the day for Morning Prayer in Church.
Everyone welcome.
10:15am - 12:00pmSt Peter's Baby GroupA group for pregnant women and new Mums with babies aged 0 to 12 months.

Come and join us for coffee and a chat.

We meet every Monday of the year (apart from Bank Holidays) 10.15am till 12noon in the Garden Room of St Peter’s House, 233 Ashley Road (white building next to Church).

For more information contact Anna Hughes 07968 061 781

Full kitchen and baby changing facilities available.

Parents, Grandparents, Nannies and Childminders - Everyone welcome
7:45pmCWF Christmas PartyWe have various speakers through out the year. After the talk we have coffee and biscuits and socialise with other members and visitors.
We attend the Deanery Advent Carol Service locally, which prepares us for the Christmas season and the coming of Lord Jesus.
In December we hold a traditional Christmas Party with mulled wine and a finger buffet in St Peter's House.
Each year we hold a Ploughman’s Lunch and a coffee . The profit goes to the charity we support that year.
In February we hold our AGM and have a social evening. We also have an outing in June.
We conclude our year with a “Strawberry Tea”, which all members and prospective members are welcome.
The Fellowship at St Peters tries to incorporate its aims during the year, which are fellowship, worship, service, study and giving, enabling us to share many happy and interesting times together.
Contact Mary Ballantyne 0161 941 2602
Tuesday 5th December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amMorning PrayerCome and join us at the start of the day for Morning Prayer in Church.
Everyone welcome.
10:15am - 12:00pmSt Peter's Toddler GroupCome and join us.

We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.15am till 12noon at St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road, Hale during school term time.

For children aged 1 to 5.

Parents, grandparents, nannies and childminders - everyone welcome.

For more information contact St Peter's Parish Office 0161 928 3374
2:00pmTea and TestamentGrowing Adult Discipleship (GAD)
A discussion Group which meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at a group members home.

We choose a character from the Bible for discussion before each meeting with appropriate references suggested for study.

One member volunteers to do some deeper research and leads the discussion. Recently we have chosen some less well known characters from both the Old and New Testaments.

We all enjoy these group meetings and feel to have gained a great deal in our knowledge of the Bible.

These are stand alone sessions so please come along even if you've missed a few.

Contact Janet Ridehalgh 0161 928 3246
Wednesday 6th December 2017 10:00am - 10:30amHoly Communion in the chapel of St Peter's HouseUsing the traditional Book of Common Prayer Order. Followed by coffee in the Veranda Room - everyone welcome.
10:15am - 12:00pmSt Peter's Toddler GroupCome and join us.

We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.15am till 12noon at St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road, Hale during school term time.

For children aged 1 to 5.

Parents, grandparents, nannies and childminders - everyone welcome.

For more information contact St Peter's Parish Office 0161 928 3374
10:30am - 11:30amMorning Coffee - everyone welcomeMorning coffee (and tea) in the Veranda Room at St Peter's House. Everyone welcome.
7:00pmSt Ann's Light Up A LifeAt St Peter's Church
If you would like to attend this special please order your free tickets at
www.community.sah.org.uk/light-up-a-life
Donations can also be made on this website.
8:00pmSt Peter's Bible Book ClubBook 1 of Psalms (Psalms 1-41)

Contact Mary Graham 0161 928 6809
Thursday 7th December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amMorning PrayerCome and join us at the start of the day for Morning Prayer in Church.
Everyone welcome.
11:45amSt Peter's String OrchestraSt Peter’s Assembly Rooms
All invited to enjoy an hour's music for strings and harp with works by Vaughan Williams, Handel and Elgar. Coffee will be served. Admission is free but there will be a collection after the event going to a local charity.
Contact Lucy Nattrass 0161 928 2679
Friday 8th December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amMorning PrayerCome and join us at the start of the day for Morning Prayer in Church.
Everyone welcome.
10:15am - 12:00pmSt Peter's Toddler GroupCome and join us.

We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.15am till 12noon at St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road, Hale during school term time.

For children aged 1 to 5.

Parents, grandparents, nannies and childminders - everyone welcome.

For more information contact St Peter's Parish Office 0161 928 3374
Saturday 9th December 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pmSt Elizabeth's Christmas Craft FairCome along and browse homemade craft gifts, and enjoy music and refreshments.
Help raise funds for our rural sister church.
Contact Catherine Jones 0161 941 4329
Sunday 10th December 2017 8:30am - 9:15amHoly Communion Book of Common PrayerA quiet service with sermon but no music, using the traditional Book of Common Prayer.
10:00am - 11:00amHoly Communion with Sunday SchoolA service following the Common Worship service with Holy Communion.
A service for the whole community, with more adult sermon and prayers. Children (Pre school to Year 7) meet in church, then go over to St Peter’s House for their own activities teaching and prayer, returning later in the service for communion.
Everyone is invited to come forward to receive communion or a blessing.

There is a creche area in church for babies and pre-school children with their carers. Baby changing and kitchen facilities are available in St Peter's House.

Join us afterwards for refreshments in St Peter’s House.

Everyone welcome.
11:30am - 12:00pmToddler Nativity ServiceA simple, short, lively and popular service with songs, activities and teaching to engage the under 5s and their families.

Come dressed to take part in the Nativity Story
and then join in 12-2pm with crafts and activities for children and mince pies for grown-ups.

Child-friendly refreshments in St Peter's House from 11am.

Toilets and baby changing facilities available in St Peter's House.
12:00pm - 2:00pmAdvent AdventureIn St Peter's House.
2:00pm - 3:30pmStreet Tidy UpMeet outside St Peter’s House
Please bring your own protective gloves. Bags, handihoops hi-vis tops and litter pickers will be provided. Refreshments provided. Children (under parental supervision) are very welcome.
Contact Keith Neal 0161 980 3343
6:30pm - 7:30pmSaid Evensong BCPA contemplative service using the Book of Common Prayer with sermon and prayers. Everyone welcome
Monday 11th December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amMorning PrayerCome and join us at the start of the day for Morning Prayer in Church.
Everyone welcome.
10:15am - 12:00pmSt Peter's Baby GroupA group for pregnant women and new Mums with babies aged 0 to 12 months.

Come and join us for coffee and a chat.

We meet every Monday of the year (apart from Bank Holidays) 10.15am till 12noon in the Garden Room of St Peter’s House, 233 Ashley Road (white building next to Church).

For more information contact Anna Hughes 07968 061 781

Full kitchen and baby changing facilities available.

Parents, Grandparents, Nannies and Childminders - Everyone welcome
Tuesday 12th December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amMorning PrayerCome and join us at the start of the day for Morning Prayer in Church.
Everyone welcome.
10:15am - 12:00pmSt Peter's Toddler GroupCome and join us.

We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.15am till 12noon at St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road, Hale during school term time.

For children aged 1 to 5.

Parents, grandparents, nannies and childminders - everyone welcome.

For more information contact St Peter's Parish Office 0161 928 3374
Wednesday 13th December 2017 10:00am - 10:30amHoly Communion in the chapel of St Peter's HouseUsing the traditional Book of Common Prayer Order. Followed by coffee in the Veranda Room - everyone welcome.
10:15am - 12:00pmSt Peter's Toddler GroupCome and join us.

We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.15am till 12noon at St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road, Hale during school term time.

For children aged 1 to 5.

Parents, grandparents, nannies and childminders - everyone welcome.

For more information contact St Peter's Parish Office 0161 928 3374
10:30am - 11:30amMorning Coffee - everyone welcomeMorning coffee (and tea) in the Veranda Room at St Peter's House. Everyone welcome.
8:00pmAdvent DiscussionsSt Peter’s House
These 2 Advent discussion sessions based on Revd Lucy Winkett’s course ‘So what are you waiting for?’ that explores “a spiritual life that encourages us to be active in our own time, but always rooted in God’s time too.” To read the course material in advance some booklets (£4) and transcripts of the CD (£3) are available from Keith Neal, or they can be obtained online via www.yorkcourses.co.uk  
Contact Keith Neal 0161 980 3343
Thursday 14th December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amMorning PrayerCome and join us at the start of the day for Morning Prayer in Church.
Everyone welcome.
Friday 15th December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amMorning PrayerCome and join us at the start of the day for Morning Prayer in Church.
Everyone welcome.
10:15am - 12:00pmSt Peter's Toddler GroupCome and join us.

We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.15am till 12noon at St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road, Hale during school term time.

For children aged 1 to 5.

Parents, grandparents, nannies and childminders - everyone welcome.

For more information contact St Peter's Parish Office 0161 928 3374
Saturday 16th December 2017 11:00am - 1:00pmCarols on the GreenHale Veterans' Bowling Club invite the local community to join them for Carols on The Green (bowling green on Ashley Road in the centre of Hale Village).

Saturday 16th December 2017 from 11am
with The Absolute Belters Ladies Choir and St Ambrose College Choir directed by Organist and Choirmaster Aled Phillips (Musical Director of St Ambrose College).

Come and join in the singing and enjoy this special festive occasion.
Free tea, coffee and mince pies (kindly donated by local businesses) will be served in The Cottage (building just in front of the bowling green).

There will be a collection on the day for Genesis Cancer Charity.

Everyone welcome
Contact Carl Harrison 0161 980 5763
Sunday 17th December 2017 8:30am - 9:15amHoly Communion Book of Common PrayerA quiet service with sermon but no music, using the traditional Book of Common Prayer.
10:00amHoly Communion and Sunday SchoolA service for the whole community following the Common Worship service without Holy Communion.
There is a creche area in church for babies and pre-school children with their carers.

Baby changing and kitchen facilities are available in St Peter's House.

Join us afterwards for refreshments in St Peter’s House.

Everyone welcome.
6:30pm - 7:00pmNine Lessons and CarolsA traditional candlelit service of quiet reflection, music and readings preparing for Christmas.
Monday 18th December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amMorning PrayerCome and join us at the start of the day for Morning Prayer in Church.
Everyone welcome.
10:15am - 12:00pmSt Peter's Baby GroupA group for pregnant women and new Mums with babies aged 0 to 12 months.

Come and join us for coffee and a chat.

We meet every Monday of the year (apart from Bank Holidays) 10.15am till 12noon in the Garden Room of St Peter’s House, 233 Ashley Road (white building next to Church).

For more information contact Anna Hughes 07968 061 781

Full kitchen and baby changing facilities available.

Parents, Grandparents, Nannies and Childminders - Everyone welcome
Tuesday 19th December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amMorning PrayerCome and join us at the start of the day for Morning Prayer in Church.
Everyone welcome.
10:15am - 12:00pmSt Peter's Toddler GroupCome and join us.

We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.15am till 12noon at St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road, Hale during school term time.

For children aged 1 to 5.

Parents, grandparents, nannies and childminders - everyone welcome.

For more information contact St Peter's Parish Office 0161 928 3374
2:00pmTea and Testament GADGrowing Adult Discipleship (GAD)
A discussion Group which meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at a group members home.

We choose a character from the Bible for discussion before each meeting with appropriate references suggested for study.

One member volunteers to do some deeper research and leads the discussion. Recently we have chosen some less well known characters from both the Old and New Testaments.

We all enjoy these group meetings and feel to have gained a great deal in our knowledge of the Bible.

These are stand alone sessions so please come along even if you've missed a few.

Contact Janet Ridehalgh 0161 928 3246
Wednesday 20th December 2017 10:00am - 10:30amHoly Communion in the chapel of St Peter's HouseUsing the traditional Book of Common Prayer Order. Followed by coffee in the Veranda Room - everyone welcome.
10:15am - 12:00pmNo St Peter's Toddler GroupCome and join us.

We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.15am till 12noon at St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road, Hale during school term time.

For children aged 1 to 5.

Parents, grandparents, nannies and childminders - everyone welcome.

For more information contact St Peter's Parish Office 0161 928 3374
10:30am - 11:30amMorning Coffee - everyone welcomeMorning coffee (and tea) in the Veranda Room at St Peter's House. Everyone welcome.
8:00pmBible Book ClubSt Peter’s House
These 2 Advent discussion sessions based on Revd Lucy Winkett’s course ‘So what are you waiting for?’ that explores “a spiritual life that encourages us to be active in our own time, but always rooted in God’s time too.” To read the course material in advance some booklets (£4) and transcripts of the CD (£3) are available from Keith Neal, or they can be obtained online via www.yorkcourses.co.uk  
Contact Keith Neal 0161 980 3343
Thursday 21st December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amMorning PrayerCome and join us at the start of the day for Morning Prayer in Church.
Everyone welcome.
3:00pm - 6:00pmChristingle Orange MakingIn St Peter's House

Come along and join the merry band making Christingles ready for the services.

Please let the Parish Office know if you’d like to help by calling 0161 928 3374
Friday 22nd December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amMorning PrayerCome and join us at the start of the day for Morning Prayer in Church.
Everyone welcome.
10:15am - 12:00pmNo St Peter's Toddler GroupCome and join us.

We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.15am till 12noon at St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road, Hale during school term time.

For children aged 1 to 5.

Parents, grandparents, nannies and childminders - everyone welcome.

For more information contact St Peter's Parish Office 0161 928 3374
Saturday 23rd December 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pmChristingle ServiceA joyful service for all ages celebrating Jesus, Light of the World, with retelling of the Christmas story.

Please note: Entry to the Christingle services is by free ticket only. Tickets available after Sunday Services and from St Peter’s Parish Office from Advent Sunday. Capacity 500 (350 seated). Due to fire regulations all prams and buggies to be left in St Peter’s House which will be secure and supervised during both services. Doors open 20 minutes before each service.
6:00pm - 7:00pmChristingle ServiceA joyful service for all ages celebrating Jesus, Light of the World, with retelling of the Christmas story.

Please note: Entry to the Christingle services is by free ticket only. Tickets available after Sunday Services and from St Peter’s Parish Office from Advent Sunday. Capacity 500 (350 seated). Due to fire regulations all prams and buggies to be left in St Peter’s House which will be secure and supervised during both services. Doors open 20 minutes before each service.
Sunday 24th December 2017 8:30am - 9:15amHoly Communion Book of Common PrayerA quiet service with sermon but no music, using the traditional Book of Common Prayer.
10:00am - 11:00amMorning WorshipThere is a creche area in church for babies and pre-school children with their carers. Baby changing and kitchen facilities are available in St Peter's House.

Join us afterwards for refreshments in St Peter’s House.

Everyone welcome.
6:30pmNo Evening service
11:30pmMidnight Holy CommunionMarking the beginning of the Festival with the first Communion of Christmas.
Monday 25th December 2017 Christmas Day
8:30am - 9:30amHoly CommunionServices of celebration for the whole church family.
Everyone welcome.
10:00amAll Age CommunionServices of celebration for the whole church family.
10:15am - 12:00pmNo St Peter's Baby GroupA group for pregnant women and new Mums with babies aged 0 to 12 months.

Come and join us for coffee and a chat.

We meet every Monday of the year (apart from Bank Holidays) 10.15am till 12noon in the Garden Room of St Peter’s House, 233 Ashley Road (white building next to Church).

For more information contact Anna Hughes 07968 061 781

Full kitchen and baby changing facilities available.

Parents, Grandparents, Nannies and Childminders - Everyone welcome
Tuesday 26th December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amNo Morning Prayer
10:15am - 12:00pmNo St Peter's Toddler GroupCome and join us.

We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.15am till 12noon at St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road, Hale during school term time.

For children aged 1 to 5.

Parents, grandparents, nannies and childminders - everyone welcome.

For more information contact St Peter's Parish Office 0161 928 3374
Wednesday 27th December 2017 10:00am - 10:30amNo Holy Communion in the chapel of St Peter's House
10:15am - 12:00pmNo St Peter's Toddler GroupCome and join us.

We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.15am till 12noon at St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road, Hale during school term time.

For children aged 1 to 5.

Parents, grandparents, nannies and childminders - everyone welcome.

For more information contact St Peter's Parish Office 0161 928 3374
Thursday 28th December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amNo Morning PrayerCome and join us at the start of the day for Morning Prayer in Church.
Everyone welcome.
Friday 29th December 2017 9:00am - 9:30amNo Morning Prayer
10:15am - 12:00pmNo St Peter's Toddler GroupCome and join us.

We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.15am till 12noon at St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road, Hale during school term time.

For children aged 1 to 5.

Parents, grandparents, nannies and childminders - everyone welcome.

For more information contact St Peter's Parish Office 0161 928 3374
Sunday 31st December 2017 New Years Eve
8:30am - 9:15amHoly Communion Book of Common PrayerA quiet service with sermon but no music, using the traditional Book of Common Prayer.
10:00am - 11:00amAll Age Holy CommunionA service following the Common Worship service with Holy Communion.
A service for the whole community, with more adult sermon and prayers. Children (Pre school to Year 7) meet in church, then go over to St Peter’s House for their own activities teaching and prayer, returning later in the service for communion.
Everyone is invited to come forward to receive communion or a blessing.