Thursday 20th November 2014
Many of the Ordinariate groups up and down the country are either organising, or playing an important part in, special services of readings and music for Advent. Here is the latest round-up:
Oxford Ordinariate Mission: 'From Darkness to Light' - A Service of Readings and Music for Advent, featuring the Newman Consort. 4 pm on Saturday 29 November, followed by refreshments and the first Mass of Advent Sunday at 6.00 pm. Holy Rood Church, Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4LD. All welcome.
Advent service: Ipswich Ordinariate
Advent service of carols, hymns and readings, followed by tea and mince pies on Sunday 30 November at 4.00 pm. All welcome. St Mary's Catholic Church, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich IP4 4BD.
Advent vigil: Walthamstow Ordinariate
Walthamstow Ordinariate Mission: Advent Vigil with readings, hymns and Benediction. 7.30 pm on Saturday 29 November. Church of St John the Baptist, Wanstead Park Road, Ilford. IG1 3TS. All welcome.
Advent carol service: Folkestone Ordinariate
Advent Carol Service structured around the Great 'O' Antiphons at 6.00 pm on Advent Sunday, 30 November. Ordinariate members also play a leading part in the parish's Christmas Carol Service at 6.00pm on 21 December. All welcome to both services. Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, 41 Guildhall Street, Folkestone, CT20 1EF
Advent carol service: Eastbourne Ordinariate
Carol Service for Advent at 4.00 pm on Sunday 30 November at St Agnes Catholic Church, Whitley Road, Eastbourne. All welcome.
Carols, mulled wine and mince pies: North Birmingham Ordinariate
at 7.30 pm on Friday 19 December at 56 Woodlands Farm Road,
Pype Hayes, Birmingham, B24 0PG
Carol Service: Harlow Ordinariate
Service of lessons and carols for Christmas at 4.00 pm on Sunday 21 December, followed by mince pies and mulled wine in the hall. All welcome. The Assumption Catholic Church, Old Harlow.
Service of 9 lessons and carols: Deal Ordinariate
Service of nine lessons and carols for Christmas at 6.00 pm on Sunday 21 December. All welcome.St John the Evangelist Church, 149 St Richard's Road, Mongeham, Deal, CT14 9LD
Service of 9 lessons and carols: Bournemouth
Bournemouth Mission has its Service of Lessons & Carols at 2.30pm on Sunday 21 December in St Thomas More Church, Exton Road, Iford, after a Bring and Share luncheon. If you would like to join the group for lunch please ring: 01590 610133. First Mass of Christmas:
Service of 9 lessons and carols: Sheffield Ordinariate
Service of nine lessons and carols for Christmas, to which all are welcome, at 6.30 pm on Monday 22 December at the Parish Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Spring Water Avenue, Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, S12 4HJ.
Advent Carol singing: Ladies' Ordinariate Group
On 5 December at 5.30 pm, members of the Ladies' Ordinariate Group, will meet at London Bridge station to sing carols. Last year the group, including the Ordinary's wife, Mrs Gill Newton, raised a good sum for Aid to the Church in Need.
On 19 December, also at 5.30 pm, members of the Ladies' Ordinariate Group will meet at East Croydon railway station to sing carols, also for charity.
To find out more about the Ladies' Ordinariate Group, contact them by post or email: 22 Redcross Way, London, SE1 1TA or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas and Epiphany carol services
Some of the groups are putting on, are involved in carol services over the 12 days of Christmas. Here is the latest round-up:
Service of 9 lessons and carols: Coventry Ordinariate
All are welcome to Coventry Ordinariate's service of nine lessons and carols on Sunday 28 December at 6.30 pm.St Joseph the Worker Church, Cannon Park, Coventry, CV4 7DU
Christmas carols in the Highlands of Scotland
On Monday 29 December the Ordinariate Group in Scotland invite you - if you are anywhere near – to a Service of Christmas Carols and Readings in the Private Oratory of St Joseph's by the Pond in Inverness. The service will be followed by a three course Christmas Supper and all are welcome ... but please book in advance at email@example.com
Service of 9 lessons and carols Darlington Ordinariate
All are welcome to Darlington Ordiariate's festival of nine lessons and carols at 7.30 pm on Monday 29 December, with readers drawn from various organisations and Christian denominations in the parish of Gainford. St Osmund's Catholic Church, Gainford, DL2 3DZ.
Epiphany Service: Warwick Street
Service of nine lessons and carols for the Epiphany led by the renowned Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School's schola cantorum. The service, at 6.30 pm on Thursday 8 January, will be organised by the Friends of the Ordinariate, a charity which was set up to support the Ordinariate's work. All are welcome. Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, London, W1B 5LZ.