Services this Christmas and New Year

 

 

 

 

  Welcome to St Mary Brookfield, the Parish Church of Dartmouth Park, London NW5. We have a full programme of services to suit everyone, from the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with a professional choir, to Midnight Mass and an informal Family Carol service on Christmas morning.

We hope you will join us for one or more of these services - you will be very welcome.

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Sunday December 21st at 6.30pm

Carols by Candlelight

Nine Lessons and Carols for Choir and Congregation

with the Bishop of Edmonton

followed by mulled wine and mince pies

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Christmas Eve - Wednesday December 24th at 11.30pm

Midnight Mass

and blessing of the crib

Faure - Messe Basse

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Christmas Day - Thursday December 25th at 11.00am

Family Mass and Carols

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The Feast of St Stephen - Friday December 26th at 11.00am

Eucharist with Carols

Celebrated by Bishop Peter

followed by drinks in The Vicarage - all welcome

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Epiphany - Sunday January 4th at 11.00am

Sung Mass

for the arrival of the Three Kings


 

 

Dear Friends,

 "God is with us," though we sometimes prefer to forget that he is! That is the central message of Christmas. We surround it with cribs, tinsel, shepherds and wise men, but the most crucial element in the story can so often get hidden. In the birth of Jesus Christ some two thousand years ago in an obscure town in the troubled province of Israel God became man in the shape of a baby boy. He came as an ordinary human being beset with the same troubles and joys that we have to face, to show us the way to true happiness. His life was a demonstration of self giving and devotion. It was also a life marked by offering forgiveness and reconciliation to others. That was to change peoples' lives then and it can do the same today if we allow it to.

As you give your gifts this Christmas do please remember why we give gifts recalling God's gift to us, and remember always that "God is with us" in the deepest sorrows and the greatest joys.

I hope that we may be able to welcome you to our services this Christmas and may God bless you now and always.

Your Parish Priest,

 

 Guy Pope

 

85 Dartmouth Park Road NW5 Tel.: 020 7267 5941