Church of England Diocese of Leeds North Stainley

Christmas Celebrations!

23 Dec 2020, 10:45 a.m.
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In a world gripped with fear, we have a message of hope, joy and peace – one that needs to be heard and proclaimed. In Christ we can be secure in the knowledge that God is with us, both now in this lifetime and in eternity to come. This is Good News when so many are desperately searching for assurance.
This year Christmas can’t be the same as normal. But for Christians at least, it’s not about planning the biggest family get-together, buying the most extravagant gifts... it’s about celebrating a series of selfless acts.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES
December 20th
4.00 p.m. North Stainley Carol Service by the veranda of the Village Hall -<em> please bring a torch</em>
4.00 p.m. Masham Carol Service in the Market Place - <em>please bring a torch</em>
4.00 p.m. West Tanfield Carol Service – outside the Village Hall -<em> please bring a torch</em>

Christmas Eve - Thursday 24th
4.00 p.m. North Stainley All Age Christmas Service by the veranda of the Village Hall <em>– please</em>
<em> bring a torch</em>
4.00 p.m. Masham All Age Christmas Service in the Market Place <em>– please bring a torch</em>
5.30 p.m. Healey All Age Christmas Service in the churchyard <em>– please bring a torch</em>
5.30 p.m. Well All Age Christmas Service
11.30 p.m. Masham Midnight Mass <em>* places limited – see below </em>
11.30 p.m. 11.30 p.m. Well Midnight Mass
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Christmas Day - December 25th
8.00 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
9.15 a.m. Healey Holy Communion <em>* places limited – see below </em>
9.15 a.m. North Stainley Holy Communion
10.45 a.m. Masham Holy Communion (also on Zoom) <em>* places limited – see below</em>
10.45 a.m. Well Holy Communion
10.45 a.m. West Tanfield Holy Communion <em>* places limited – see below </em>
5.00 p.m. Telephone Service

* PLACES LIMITED Due to strict social distancing requirements the number of places available for services in the church buildings will be limited; therefore everybody wishing to attend one of the services indicated above is asked to reserve a place by contacting:
Healey: Robert McKenzie Johnston or email [email protected]
Masham: David Cleeves on 01765 689255 or email [email protected]
West Tanfield: Henry King on 01677 470457 or email [email protected]
Unfortunately if you just turn up on the day it may not be possible to accommodate you - you can chance this if you wish, but please be understanding if there are no spare places.

CHURCHES OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER
Healey Sunday & Wednesday 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Masham: Thursday 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon
North Stainley Sunday & Wednesday 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Snape Castle Chapel Due to its small size will not be open for private prayer at this time.
Well Sunday & Wednesday 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
West Tanfield Open every day

Please use the hand sanitiser on entry and when leaving and respect social distancing
Thank you to all who have and are helping to make this possible with cleaning and stewarding.