Dates for your diary in November & December

Travelling Cribs for Advent. We will again be sending two travelling cribs on a journey round the parish from Advent Sunday (29th November) to Christmas Eve. Everyone is invited to host Mary & Joseph for a night; please sign one of the rota lists or contact Robin, 633307.

St Andrew’s Fair, 10.30am – 1.30pm NEXT Saturday 28th November. Please collect items for the various stalls – raffle, tombola, books, toys, bric-a-brac, etc. Items can be left in the church porch during the week or collection can be arranged. Please sign the lists to show how you can help. For more details please contact Lesley Hudson, 523291 or or Katharine Calvert,

Advent Carol Service by Candlelight, 6.00pm NEXT Sunday 29th November. Book this special service in your diary and bring a friend.

Patronal Festival Eucharist with Baptism, Confirmation & Affirmation of Baptismal Vows, 7.30pm Monday 30th November. Bishop Toby, Bishop of Bradford, will be officiating at this service. Please pray for the candidates: Alison Roland (to be baptised & confirmed), Adam Lee (to be confirmed), Shirley Hoskins and Janine Pickard (to affirm their baptismal faith)

Christmas Carol Service by Candlelight, 4.00pm Sunday 20th December. Please note the time for this service. Book this special service in your diary and bring your friends and family. Children are invited to come dressed as angels, shepherd, wise men or nativity animals. The service will last one hour and will take place in the church.

Church Christmas Cards & Notelets now on sale. Various prices. Sold in aid of church funds.

Editor of The Bridge parish magazine. Lesley Hudson is looking to step down as the editor of our monthly magazine. If you are interested in becoming the new editor please speak with Lesley, 523291 or

New nave altar platform. We are hoping to replace the existing platform with a new solid hardwood platform. Exact details (shape, size, etc) need to be carefully considered; if you would like to be part of a small working group to do this please speak with Robin or Lesley Hudson.

Repair of the church porch roof. The PCC has applied for a faculty for the repair of the porch roof using terne-coated stainless steel. The DAC has recommended the application for approval. The 28-day public consultation period has now ended and the paperwork has been submitted to the Chancellor for consideration.

Pattern of Services – Winter Routine. The Sunday 8.15am Eucharist is now taking place in the Parish Rooms. The Sunday 10am Eucharist, Patronal Festival Eucharist, Advent Carol Service and Christmas Carol Service and other special Christmas services will take place in the church.