News from Turweston

ST MARY’S CHURCH, TURWESTON- Services for December

Sunday 6th December     11.15am      Holy Communion                    Rev'd P Smith

Sunday 20th December   4 - 6pm       Nativity Trail                            Margaret Tilley

Christmas Day               10am          Benefice Holy Communion        Rev'd P Smith


Sunday 3rd January        9.30am        Holy Communion                     TBC

Sunday 17th January      10.30am      Village Worship                       Margaret Tilley


CAROL SERVICE 2020 - Very sadly it doesn't look like we will be able to have our normal Carol Service this year. We cannot fit enough people in the church with the current social distancing rules, and at the time of going to press, we are not allowed to sing in church. However, we want to do something to bring the Spirit of Christmas to the village, but that does so in a safe way. Therefore, we are going to create a Nativity Pathway through the church and churchyard, lit with lanterns and lights, and with carols being played and sung inside the church. As a small choir is allowed under the current regulations we will try to find some willing volunteers to sing a few carols and Christmas anthems as well as having some recorded music. The pathway will open from 4pm-6pm on Sunday 20thof December so that people can visit in a staggered way. If it is permitted, we will serve mulled wine and soft drinks but do bring your own drinking vessel. We would love this to be a real community event where we come together to create something lovely at the end of a difficult year. We are looking for people to contribute to the pathway, whether that be through floral decorations in the church, a donation of battery operated fairy lights, the loan of lanterns or through weather resistant nativity related exhibits of some sort in the churchyard.

If you are able to help in any way please call either Sarah Jane Meacock (07776 221981), Penny Kirkland (701993) or Margaret Tilley (705555).

If by any chance the current restrictions change substantially so that we are allowed to sing etc., we will have a carol service alongside the nativity pathway and let you all know by leaflets through your doors.

Lizzie Babister