The Advent and Christmas Seasons
Regular services at St Peter's are every Sunday at 8:30am, 10am and 6:30pm - the 10am Service has provision for children of all ages
Click here for information about our special services during Advent and Christmas.
Advent Reflections for 2016
Join us each Monday during Advent for 30 minutes of quiet and prayer in the Chapel of St Peter's House, 233 Ashley Road, Hale WA15 9SS.
Reflections chosen from our Advent book 'Watch for the Light and led by a different member of the parish each week (contact the Parish Office 0161 928 3374 if you would like to lead a reflection). One copy of the book can be found at the back of church for reference. If you would like to buy your own copy please contact St Deny's bookshop 0161 835 1069 or purchase via Amzon remembering to go via www.thegivingmachine.co.uk
You are welcome to join us in January to take part in a book group to discuss the book.
A Bookstall will be available at the back of church throughout Advent with books and resources for all ages. Pop into church (open everyday from 8.30am till dusk) and have a browse.
Click here to follow the Children's Society Advent Calendar
4pm & 6pm Christingle Service
A joyful service for all ages celebrating Jesus, Light of the World, with retelling of the Christmas story.
Because the Christingle service attracts large numbers, for safety reasons, we repeat the service twice. For each service, the doors open only 20 minutes before each service starts.
Entry to the Christingle services is by free ticket only. Capacity 500 (350 seated). Available from Advent Sunday from St Peter's Parish Office (open 9.30am till 12.30pm Monday to Friday) and after each Sunday service (8.30am, 10am, 6.30pm). 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.
11:30pm Christmas Midnight Holy Communion
A special service marking the beginning of the Festival with the first Communion of Christmas.
8:30am Holy Communion (BCP)
A quiet traditional spoken service.
10am Festival Service All Age Christmas Communion
Celebration for all the family on Christmas Day.
Please note there will be no 6.30pm service on Christmas Day.
Make the most of Advent by using the newly published Love Life Live Advent to prepare to “make room for the manger” this Christmas.
Love Life Live Advent, published by Church House Publishing, contains 25 simple actions, prayers and reflections to help families make time to prepare for and celebrate the real meaning of Christmas.
Click here to find each day’s action to inspire people to get involved.
Online Advent calendar
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, is offering an online Advent Calendar on his website (www.archbishopofyork.org).
Every day the Archbishop will write a daily reflection on his website plus YouTube videos.
A new series of free inspirational ‘on the go’ podcasts for Advent has been launched based on the Reflections for Daily Prayer series from Church House Publishing.
These podcasts are the ideal opportunity for busy people to take church with them on the go using their iPods or Smart Phones. They can reflect on Advent themes, be it on a busy commute or after a day of Christmas shopping.
Full details of the readings and music featured are available by clicking here
Advent at St Peter's Hale
An Advent resource created by a member of St Peter's Hale.
Throughout Advent (at Morning Prayer 8:30am) St Peter's will be using this resource for daily reflection - comprising a booklet and 24 tree decorations, designed jointly by children in UK and the Holy Land and carved from Palestinian Olive Wood in the city of Bethlehem.
We encourage you to journey through Advent in your own home with this wonderful resource available by clicking on the picture above.
Following the tradition from South America, our Posada (travelling crib) again will be journeying from home to home throughout Advent. Please sign the list at the back of St Peter's Church, or contact the Parish Office 0161 928 3374, if you, or your group/organisation, would like to host the Posada.