We are continuing to do all we can for our heating, both temporary and long term and appreciate everyone’s commitment and endurance of the cold
The Brass Band scheduled for St John's on December 9th has been cancelled,
due to the lack of heating in church
St John’s Christingle Service, on December 10th at 4.00pm,
has now been changed to 4.30pm due to organist availability

Services for week starting Sunday, 10th December - 2nd Sunday of Advent
St. John’s church – 9:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist


Weekday Services at St. John's church
Morning Service this week -
Wednesday 9.00 a.m. Holy Eucharist - followed by tea/coffee

Evening Services -
Monday 7.00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist

Mothers’ Union
Christmas Lunch will be at the Braun’s Den Brandon on Wednesday, 13th December 12.00 for 12.30 pm. There is a list and menu at the back of church,
please sign up ASAP - £10.00 deposit is required.
Deanery Advent Carol Service: 16th Dec. 2.00 pm, St. Aidan's Framwellgate Moor.
This year St. John's MU celebrated 125 years as a branch.
We also hosted the Lady Day service and held a
friendship afternoon inviting other branches to join us.
Proceeds from these events raised £314.45 for the MU overseas fund.
A very big thank you to everyone who contributed - well done.


Prayer for Our Churches: in St Patrick’s Parish Room,
Tuesday, 19th December, 09.30 - 10.15 am. All welcome



Christingle: St. John’s church, Sunday, 10th December at 4.30 pm

Brandon Lodge Carol Service:
Monday, 11th December at 2.00 pm.
Anyone would be very welcome to come and join the singing!

New Brancepeth Village Christmas Carol Service:

Sunday 17th December 3.00 pm at St. Catherine’s Church

Christmas Eve
at St John's Church: 7.30pm Christmas Vigil Eucharist

St. Stephen’s Day: St. John’s church, Tuesday, 26th December 9.30 am Holy Eucharist

St. John the Evangelist, Patronal Festival:

Wednesday, 27th December - usual 9.00 am Holy Eucharist

Holy Innocents:


The next cake sale will be on
Sunday 10th December

Christmas Tree
The Christmas Tree will be put up and decorated after the
Sunday Eucharist next week (17th)
All are welcome to help with this
We are in need of people to join our fundraising group, to help plan church fayre’s etc. If anyone is interested in being part of this
please contact Shirley Kidd

see news page

If anyone is interested in a trip to the theatre at Darlington when it re-opens in October, please see the list so an idea of interest is had.
For information please see Margaret