Welcome to our churches in Wootton
For information about our activities and our Christian worship in the parish of Wootton Bridge, please see the menu tabs above or visit our Facebook page.
One of our plans is to improve access at St Mark’s church for people of all ages …
Can we fix it? Yes, we can … with your help!!
CHRISTMAS SERVICE TIMES:
24th December, 10.30am – CHRISTMAS EVE UNITED ADVENT SERVICE at Holy Cross Church, Binstead
24th December, 4 pm – CHRISTINGLE family service at St Mark’s Church. What is a Christingle and what does it mean? Bring the kids and come along to find out!
24th December, 11.30pm – MIDNIGHT MASS at St Mark’s Church.
25th December, 10 am – CHRISTMAS DAY HOLY COMMUNION at St Edmund’s Church
Did you know?
Many children in the UK are growing up without knowing WHY we celebrate Christmas:
36% of 5-7-year-olds have no idea that we celebrate Jesus’ birth at Christmas;
51% of adults say that the birth of Jesus is irrelevant to their Christmas!
We invite you to prepare for Christmas with a series of daily Advent reflections by Embrace the Middle East.
This Christian charity works alongside Christians in the Middle East to help their local communities free themselves from poverty and injustice.
Click here to sign up.
(you will receive an email each day from 1st-25th December)
DECEMBER DIARY DATES:
|3rd December||8 am||HOLY COMMUNION||St Edmund’s Church|
|10 am||UNITED SUNDAY BRUNCH for ADVENT service Join us for a continental breakfast and ‘food for thought’.||St Mark’s Church|
|6th December||9.30am||B.C.P. traditional HOLY COMMUNION||St Edmund’s Church|
|10am-12pm||“MESSY CHURCH for Bumps, Babies & Under Fives” Why not stay for lunch afterwards?||Wootton Bridge Methodist Church|
|12.30-2pm||“CHRISTMAS FELLOWSHIP LUNCH” booking essential (see Mary Peters)||Homebray House|
|7th December||6.30pm||“LIGHTS OF LOVE”||The Cedars pub|
|8th December||7.30pm||“TRIDENT CONCERT BAND”||St Mark’s Church|
|8 pm||“FUN QUIZ in aid of 1st Wootton Scout Group”||Wootton Community Centre|
|10th December||10 am||SUNG EUCHARIST||St Edmund’s Church|
|4.30pm||“CAROLS AROUND THE TREE” with the Salvation Army||Wootton Bridge Methodist Church|
|6 pm||“CAROLS AT CHRISTMAS” with Cantus Vesperi Choral Ensemble||St Edmund’s Church|
|13th December||9.30am||B.C.P. traditional HOLY COMMUNION||St Edmund’s Church|
|15th December||“ROVING NATIVITY” Join us as we rove around the village, following Mary, Joseph and the donkey to the Stable scene.||Start: on the green by Whitehead Crescent Finish: the Old School, New Road|
|17th December||8 am||HOLY COMMUNION||St Edmund’s Church|
|10 am||“DRESS-UP NATIVITY” family service Come as an angel, shepherd or king!||St Mark’s Church|
|6 pm||“NINE LESSONS & CAROLS” traditional service (retiring collection in aid of Save the Children)||St Edmund’s Church|
|20th December||9.30am||B.C.P. traditional HOLY COMMUNION||St Edmund’s Church|
Later in December …
|31st December||10 am||MORNING PRAYER||St Edmund’s Church|
|2.30-4.30pm||“NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY with FAMILY QUIZ & GAMES”
Enjoy fun family games, mince pies, quiz questions and more together! See in the New Year with fireworks from Singapore at 4 pm
|St Mark’s Church|
Listen to our handbell ringers here to put you in the festive mood!
Here in Wootton Bridge, we are most fortunate to have two church buildings to serve the needs of our parish: the pretty 930-year old Norman church of St Edmund’s at the far end of Church Road; and the larger, 20th-century brick-built church of St Mark’s on Station Road, near The Cedars pub.
Our Priest-In-Charge is Rev. Veronica Brown
Priest-In-Charge of three Parishes:
Binstead (Holy Cross)
Havenstreet (St Peter’s)
Wootton Bridge (St Edmund’s and St Mark’s)
For all general enquiries, please contact us here.