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PRAISE - 24.11.2019

THE PRAISE NOTICE BOARD

SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2019

ONWARDS

If you have items to be added to the PRAISE blog

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DID YOU KNOW ?

‘THOUGHT FOR THE DAY’ BROADCAST MONDAY - FRIDAY  ON MANX RADIO

IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A WEEKLY PODCAST ?

‘THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK’  is a combination of 5 daily thoughts - all in one handy podcast! Why not give it a try?

 

ON PRAISE TODAY - 24 NOVEMBER

I talk with Reverend Ken Benjamin, President of Baptists Together (also known as the Baptist Union of Great Britain) who’s visiting the Island this weekend - ‘Where do we grow from here?’ is the question he’s asking ….he is currently senior minister of Chichester Baptist Church, a position he’s held for the last 23 years but next year Ken and his wife will leave Chichester, as Ken takes up a new appointment with the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity…

and Louise Whitelegg, well known as our local Christian Aid rep, is wearing a different hat today - joining me to talk about putting the Isle of Man into a world-wide craft project.  If you’d like to join in too, the venue is Union Mills Methodist Church on Saturday 30th November from 11am to 3pm. Drop in any time - there’ll be craft items for you to use, and a series of short talks around 1pm. Bring and Share lunch - all welcome

 

MUSIC ON PRAISE TODAY :

IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE GOD, ONLY WISE by The Scottish Festival Singers

ALLELUIA, SING TO JESUS by The St Michael Singers

10,000 REASONS by Matt Redman

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First Church of Christ, Scientist

Woodbourne Road

Douglas

You are warmly invited to attend

OUR ANNUAL
THANKSGIVING SERVICE

Wednesday 27th November

at 6.30 p.m.

Soloist - Sarah Qualtrough

We do hope you will join us

for this joyous occasion of

praising God for all His goodness

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St Olave’s Church

Christmas Fair and Coffee Morning

In

Ramsey Town Hall

on Saturday 30th November

between 10am and midday

Admission £1 includes tea or coffee and mince pies.

There will be a raffle

and stalls including cakes

and hand made Christmas crafts and cards.

 

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QUEENS PIER RESTORATION TRUST

invite you to their

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

 

Sunday 1st December

2pm - 4pm in St Paul’s Hall, Ramsey -

 

£5 admission including seasonal refreshments - Share Na Veg instrumentalists with Mike Boulton

Alexandra Slater, The Rolling Tones - and Santa too!!

 

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The Scout Association IOM and Girlguiding IOM invite everyone to a Service of Distribution of the BETHLEHEM PEACE LIGHT led by the Scout Chaplain, Rev’d Alex Brown, at 7pm on Friday 20 December in St Ninian’s Church, Douglas. The Lieutenant Governor and Bishop Peter will be there.

The Peace Lights will be available at the end of the service, but should be ordered in advance -

via email to pencoll71@gmail.com

 

NO LATER THAN 16 DECEMBER 2019

 

2-day candles are £2.50       7-day candles are £3.50

 

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SERVICES & EVENTS

IN THE

PARISH OF THE NORTHERN PLAIN

 

START THE WEEK with informal prayer and fellowship - Hot drinks & biscuits on arrival,  then prayer for ourselves and those we love, for our parish, and for the wider world - BALLAUGH PARISH CHURCH each Monday at 10.00am

 

MID-WEEK HOLY COMMUNION - this simple, prayerful service is a great spiritual top-up (lasts 30 minutes) EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 9.30am in ST STEPHEN’S, SULBY - with a warm welcome for all———————————————————————————————

 

TAIZE WORSHIP in St Stephen’s Church in Sulby is on the last Friday of every month - with a warm welcome for all - The next service will be on Friday 29 NOVEMBER at 7pm

 

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SERVICES IN OUR PARISH - ADVENT SUNDAY - 1 DECEMBER

 

 

8.30am - OLD CHURCH, BALLAUGH - Holy Communion with The Rector

 

 

9.45 am - BALLAUGH PARISH CHURCH - Holy Communion with The Rector

 

11.15am  - KIRK ANDREAS - Informal Worship with The A Team

 

NO MORNING SERVICE IN  ST STEPHEN’S, SULBY -

BUT - at 4.30pm - we will host our PARISH SERVICE OF LIGHT -  All are welcome as we prepare through music, prayer and reflection, for the coming of the LIGHT OF THE WORLD - our guest soloist is DILYS SOWREY

 

 

4.30 pm - KIRK ANDREAS - Messy Christingle with The A Team - something to involve all ages

 

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ST STEPHEN’S CHURCH HALL - SULBY

IS THE HOME OF

THE MONDAY CLUB

reaches out to anyone who would like some company and something interesting to do, on a regular basis,

in a happy, relaxed and informal atmosphere.

NO MEMBERSHIP COSTS

Just come along any Monday when you’re free

 

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Monday 25th November

 

BOOK CLUB @ MARY’S HOUSE

With tea and cakes - naturally!

2pm

 

ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

If you need more details

ring one of the organisers

 

Anne Heap  - 898242

Mary Webb - 898295

Carole Buckler - 880433

 

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ANDREAS YOUTH FILM CLUB

held in Kirk Andreas

(Andreas Parish Church)

 

The next one will be Friday 20 December

 

For Year 3 and above

Free entry

Tuck Shop available

Doors Open at 6pm

Film starts at 6.45pm

 

For more information, search social media

/andreasyouthfilmclub

 

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SULBY METHODIST CHURCH

at the crossroads on the Sulby Straight opposite the Sulby Glen Hotel                         

and Caley’s Store

Minister

Reverend Bryan Yardy

Tel: 897364

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SUNDAY SERVICES

 

WEEKLY TRADITIONAL SUNDAY WORSHIP AT 10.30am

PLUS THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL SERVICES :-

 

SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER

10.30am - PLOUGH SERVICE

Music by Crosby Silver Band

Meet a plough horse and enjoy a ploughman’s snack

 

SUNDAY 1st DECEMBER

4pm - CHRISTINGLE SERVICE

 

CHRISTMAS EVE   24th DECEMBER

5pm - FAMILY CAROLS

 

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A NEW GROUP HAS STARTED ON A FRIDAY MORNING

 

‘Friday @ 11’ at Sulby Methodist Church - meets weekly for discussion, fellowship, guest speakers and Bible study

Friday 29th November

11am - Bible Study led by Reverend Bryan Yardy

Or make Christingles

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FRIENDSHIP GROUP FOR TODDLERS, PARENTS AND CARERS  meets on a Wednesday afternoon each month at 2pm

 

See church notices for more details or phone 897364

 

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St JUDE’S

opposite ThIe ny Gaelgey

(The Old Schoolhouse)

on St Jude’s Road

SERVICES WILL BE  HELD IN ST JUDE’S

at 8.30am

on the following Sundays :

Dates to be advised

CAROL SERVICE

THURSDAY 19th DECEMBER

6pm

In the church - all welcome

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CHRIST CHURCH - LAXEY

 

 

Christmas Fayre - 30 November and 1 December in the Church - because the church will be in use for the Fayre, the Sunday service of Holy Communion at 10.30am  on 1 December will be in St Adamnan’s - Lonan Old Church

 

Saturday 7 December

 

IOM WI Carol Service at 2pm in Christ Church

 

Sunday 8 December

All services in Christ Church

 

8.00am - Holy Communion

10.30am - Holy Communion

 

Church Details :-


Website christchurchlaxey.com


Rev Jo Dudley (Vicar) (01624) 861989

jodudley56@gmail.com

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LONAN OLD CHURCH - ST ADAMNAN’S

 

TRADITIONAL SUMMER SERVICES 2019

have finished now for this year -

thank you to all who supported them.

 

To keep up to date, follow us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/stadamnanslonan

 

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AGNEASH METHODIST CHAPEL

 

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS

AT AGNEASH CHAPEL

 

Sunday 15th December

Lessons & Carols by candle light at 5.00 p.m.

 

Christmas Eve

Christingle service 6.00 pm

Come and join us to celebrate this Christmas time

 

Tea, cakes & mince pies will follow both events.

 

 

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MEADOWSIDE  CHORAL SOCIETY

 

in concert

at

The Freemasons Hall

Woodbourne Road, Douglas

 

2:45pm on Sunday 15 December

 

Mince pies and hot drinks afterwards

 

Free admission but cash collection will be taken at the end, for the Food Bank, to enable them to buy fresh meat for families in need at Christmas (which the butchers are making available at cost price)

 

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ST PETER’S PARISH CHURCH

ONCHAN

 

Sung Evensong with St Peter’s Church Choir at 6.30pm on the 4th Sunday of each month

 

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AGLOW INTERNATIONAL

The group for women

who want to draw closer to God

and deepen their spiritual life

 

Regular meetings will be on the 4th Monday of each month at

7.30pm

 

In

Onchan Elim Family Centre

For an evening of prayer and praise

All welcome

 

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PROMENADE METHODIST CHURCH

DOUGLAS 

NEXT SATURDAY - 30 NOVEMBER  AT THE PROM

 

  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON - THE TOP HALL – CHRISTMAS CANDLE MAKING.  EVERYTHING YOU NEED WILL BE PROVIDED - COME AND HELP US STICK AND. STAPLE

 

  • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM - THE TOP HALL AND THE SANCTUARY -
  • PROM MESSY CHURCH.  Don't miss the last Messy Church for 2019!  It's going to be a great one!
  • Messy Church will resume for 2020 on Saturday 25th January 2020!   
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SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER – 10:30am

 

Worship Service led by Rev’d Richard Hall

 

 

CAFE LINGO

THE PERFECT PLACE TO LEARN ENGLISH, AND HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF LIFE ON THE ISLE OF MAN

 

CURRENT TERM :

12 OCTOBER 2019 - 25 MAY 2020

 

WHERE ?

 

THE TOP HALL OF THE PROMENADE METHODIST CHURCH

DOUGLAS

 

WHEN ?

SATURDAY MORNINGS FROM 10.15am - 11.45am

 

EVERYONE IS WELCOME - any nationality, age, faith or no faith

ITS FRIENDLY FUN AND FREE

Students’ children are welcome too

 

CONTACT KAREN FOR MORE INFORMATION - 458340

 

FIND US ON FACEBOOK - CAFE LINGO (ISLE OF MAN)

  CAFE LINGO - ISLE OF MAN

 

PLUS EXTRA - MID WEEK MEET AND CHAT

 

Mid-week Meet and Chat in the Windsor Coffee Co coffee shop (above Paparazzi on the Prom next  to the Methodist Church) between 10.30am and 11.30am on the first Wednesday of every month

 

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

 

 

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TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH

ROSEMOUNT

DOUGLAS

 

 

Sunday - 1 DECEMBER

 

10.30am - Worship Service led by Rev’d Richard Hooton

 

ALL WELCOME

 

OTHER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

AT  TRINITY

 

The Season of Fellowship

Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

These are held in Trinity, Rosemount, and all are welcome

 

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ST THOMAS’S CHURCH

FINCH ROAD

DOUGLAS

 

The usual pattern of Sunday services in St Thomas’s is:

First Sunday in the month -  9.30am - Holy Communion

                                   11.00am - Family Service (informal)

                                                                             

Second Sunday in the month - 

11.00am - Holy Communion

with Adventurers Sunday School

Third Sunday in the month -   

9.30am - Holy Communion

11.00am - Family Worship

with Adventurers Sunday School

Fourth and Fifth Sundays - 

11.00am - Holy Communion

with Adventurers Sunday School

THANK YOU

TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE VERY SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF SUMMER EVENING CONCERTS IN ST THOMAS’S -

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS -  DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Friday 6th December 11.45pm to 1.30pm - Christmas Light Lunch. This is our normal 'First Friday of the Month Light Lunch' with a bit of an added Christmas twist. No charge is made but donations towards church funds are welcome.

 

Friday 6th December 5.45pm - Guides Christmas Carol Service. The Girl Guides will be holding their annual Carol Service this year  in St. Thomas' Church. All are welcome to attend.

 

Sunday 8th December 4.00pm - Christingle Service. All are welcome to make a Christingle and sing carols. This short service is suitable for the whole family.

 

Sunday 22nd December 6.30pm - Carols by Candlelight. This is a traditional, very atmospheric, service of lessons and carols with the church only lit by candlelight. There will be a choir and the opportunity to join in the singing of traditional Christmas Carols.

 

Tuesday 24th December 5.00pm - Christmas Crib Service. This is a short family service where the Christmas story is simply told and the children get the opportunity to build up the crib scene as well as singing carols.

 

Wednesday 25th December 10.30am - Christmas Morning Holy Communion. A traditional Christmas morning communion service.

 

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There’s an open invitation to THE CAT WITH NO TAIL PUB  at Governor’s Hill, DOUGLAS,  to join them for Sunday at Ten - the relaxed and informal service held there in the pub every Sunday  morning at ten am.  It’s suitable for all ages,  and light refreshments are served afterwards.  New faces are always welcome!

 

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HAVE YOU EVER FELT EXCLUDED FROM CHURCH ?


If you have, then OPEN TABLE is for YOU !

Open Table is committed to a vision of faith which is creative in worship, progressive and inclusive of everyone. Whoever you are and wherever you are from, you are welcome here.

Open Table@IOM is a safe, affirming, Communion Service for ALL people, but offers a very warm welcome to the LGBTI+, their family + Christian community, and those seeking a more Inclusive Church for all

Open Table is held on the FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH in

St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Glencrutchery Road, Douglas - doors open at 6pm for 6.30pm  informal service with refreshments to follow. Interested? Just come along and be made welcome - or if you’d like to know more, contact Diane on 262 838

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CHURCHES BOOKSHOP in Howard Street, Douglas - off Strand Street, just behind the Promenade Methodist Church -  is packed with Bibles, Christian books, DVD’s, CD’s and reasonably-priced original gifts PLUS a great selection of greeting cards for all ocassions - AND  NOW IT’S OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK! Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm

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CROSBY METHODIST CHAPEL HALL

 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

AND

AFTERNOON TEA

 

SATURDAY 30th  NOVEMBER 2019

2.30pm

 

 

CAKE STALL, GIFT STALL & RAFFLE

 

ADMISSION £5.

 

CHILDREN -  FREE ADMISSION

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GLEN MAYE METHODIST CHURCH

 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

Fri 29th Nov          4pm - 7:30pm

Glen Maye Chapel & Community Centre

Stalls, Gifts, Grotto & Games.

Bacon Baps & Soup Served!

Father Christmas Arrives at 5pm!!

 

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IN GLEN MAYE METHODIST CHURCH AND COMMUNITY CENTRE  ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH  -  THERE’S A CRAFT FAIR!

THE NEXT CRAFT FAIR WILL BE ON

THE FIRST SATURDAY IN

DECEMBER

THERE’S A  MONTHLY CRAFT MARKET in Glen Maye Chapel and Community Centre,  open from 11am to 3pm.    Call in for quality crafts, cards, jewellery, knitwear  and gifts, as well as home made produce  - and so much more.  Free entry, and there’s food too - now including BACON BAPS plus home made light lunches, hot drinks and cakes - and if you’ve not been before, just look out for the bunting and banners as you drive through Glen Maye.

 

The Craft Market is now a regular part of Glen Maye life - there’s one on the first Saturday of every month except in August, so if you’d like to book a sales table :

Contact Debbie on 845 681

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THE CATHEDRAL, PEEL

For full details see    www.cathedral.im

 

8.30am. -   BCP Said Eucharist

 

10.30am  -  Cathedral Eucharist for Christ the King. Music by Thorne and Rossini

 

3.30pm   - Choral Evensong for the Friends of the Cathedral’s Music. Full Choir with music including Stanford’s Canticles in C and Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.

 

Refreshments are available after all Cathedral services,  and  don’t forget everyone is welcome to the BIG TABLE CAFE that’s open every Monday lunchtime between noon and 2pm,  in the Corrin Hall in the grounds of the Cathedral - a time to share good food and friendship - eat what you want, and pay whatever you can - there’s no fixed charges - but if there are any surplus funds they’ll be shared between the IOM Food Bank and the Mothers Union South Sudan Relief Fund - two charities tackling hunger at home and abroad

 

 

For more Cathedral information go to www.cathedral.im

 

THE MUSIC AND ARTS FOUNDATION

HAVE A FULL PROGRAMME OF CONCERTS PLANNED FULL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND HERE:

 

http://www.cathedral.im/concert-calendar

 

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ST JAMES’S CHURCH, DALBY

 

If you’d like more information about the life and ministry at St James’s please contact Cheryl Cousins  at : cherylcouins@manx.net  

 

OR take a look at the website : www.stjamesdalby.org/communityevents 

 

Cheryl Cousins

Diocesan Environmental Officer.

Local Minister for Dalby Village

& St. James Church.

Tel : 843471

www.stjamesdalby.org

 

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SPECIAL EVENTS

IN THE PARISH OF RUSHEN

 

 

ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH  -

SOUP INN IS OPEN

FROM 12 noon - 1.30pm

in the Hall next to St Catherine’s Church in PORT ERIN

Soup, sandwiches, puddings and hot and cold drinks

All welcome

No fixed charges -   donations welcome

 

RUSHEN PARISH COFFEE MORNING

ST CATHERINE’S CHURCH HALL,

CHURCH  ROAD,   PORT ERIN

SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER

10am – 11.30am

 

ADMISSION £1

 

RAFFLE IN AID OF CHURCH FUNDS

 

 

Sunday 1 December

 

8.00am  -  St Catherine’s, Port Erin - Holy Communion

 

9.30am - Kirk Christ - Holy Communion

 

11.00am - St Mary’s, Port St Mary - Holy Communion

 

11.00am - St Catherine’s, Port Erin - Morning Prayer

 

3.15pm - St Peter’s, Cregneash -  Evening Prayer

 

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SERVICES AND SPECIAL EVENTS

IN THE METHODIST CHURCHES IN THE SOUTH OF THE ISLAND

 

Sunday 24th November 2019

Ballabeg, 6:30 pm

Rev David Shirtliff, Holy Communion

Ballakilpheric, 2:30 pm

Rev David Shirtliff, Holy Communion

Port Erin, 10:30 am

Rev David Shirtliff, Celebrations

Port St Mary, 10:30 am

Rev Chris Belfield, Holy Communion

The Howe, 6:30 pm

Rev Chris Belfield, Holy Communion

 

1st December – Advent Sunday

 

Ballabeg, 6:30 pm

At The Howe

Ballafesson, 10:30 am

Rev Chris Belfield, Holy Communion

Ballagarey, 11:00 am

Rev David Shirtliff, Family service

Ballagarey, 6:30 pm

Rev David Shirtliff, Advent Carol service

Castletown. 11:00 am

At St Mary’s on the Harbour - SEE BELOW

Colby, 10:30 am

Congregational Praise, Christingle service

Port Erin, 10:30 am

Linda Eccles, Talking Jesus 6

Port St Mary, 10:30 am

Frank Manning

The Howe, 6:30 pm

Meadowside Choral Society, Advent Carols
Rev Chris Belfield

 

Diary dates

Tues 26th Nov, 10:00 - 11:30: Coffee morning at Port St Mary - Mt Tabor

 

Thurs 28th Nov, 15:00: T@3 - Afternoon Tea at Ballagarey

 

Fri 29th Nov, 18:30: Film Night at Colby. Light refreshments available. No cost other than a small donation if people want to give one. (Film titles cannot be given due to film licensing regulations.)

Sat 30th Nov, 10:30: Messy Church at Ballagarey.

 

Sun 01-Dec. 11:00: Castletown’s Service on Sunday 01 December will be held at St Mary’s on the Harbour at 11 a.m., to celebrate their 30 years at the Church.

 

Sun 01-Dec, 18:30: Traditional Advent Carol Service at Ballagarey with special music by the Ballagarey Ladies Ensemble.

 

Tues 3rd Dec, 10:00 - 11:30: Coffee morning at Port Erin - Christmas

 

Tues 3rd Dec, 19:00: Christmas Film Night & mince pies at Castletown. (Film titles cannot be given due to film licensing regulations.)

 

Wed 04-Dec, 10:30: Christmas Coffee  Morning at Ballakilpheric. Cakes and bun loaf, pies and pasties, jams and chutneys, books and produce, raffle (where everyone wins a prize). Perhaps even Father Christmas!!

 

Thurs 5th Dec, 10:00 - 11:30: Coffee Morning at Castletown Methodist Church

 

Sat 7th Dec, 11:30 - 13:30: Missions Christmas Event, in aid of Home & Overseas Methodist Missions (where it is most needed). Lunch with Gift Stall and Raffle, at St Johns Methodist Church Hall. Admission £1 (including coffee/tea)

 

Fri 13-Dec, 12:00 - 13:15: Tasty Tabor Lunch, at PSM Methodist Church. Admission £5.

 

15 DECEMBER- THE HOWE - 6.30pm - ADVENT COMMUNION SERVICE with Rev’d Chris Belfield

 

22 DECEMBER - NATIVITY SERVICE WITH THE SUNDAY SCHOOL - THE HOWE - 6.30pm

 

29 DECEMBER - THE HOWE - 6.30pm - LESSONS AND CAROLS with Rev’d Chris

 

5 JANUARY - THE HOWE - 6.30pm - EPIPHANY SERVICE with Rev’d David Shirtliff and Sheeanyn Millish

 

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ISLE OF MAN

FREE METHODIST SERVICE

USUALLY MEETS

IN

PORT ST MARY TOWN HALL

WEST ROOM

 

EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

 

Everyone welcome

 

Contact the Preacher

Mr Peter Murcott

For more details

611483

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MARINERS’ SERVICES

 

NEW PROGRAMME FOR

2019/2020

 

THE SERVICES

ARE ALL IN

METHODIST CHURCHES OR CHAPELS

(unless otherwise indicated)

 

ALL START AT 6.30pm

 

and are followed by

supper and community hymn singing

 

2020

 

19 January Colby Rev’d Richard Hall

 

23 February The Abbey Church, Ballasalla (Anglican)

The Lord Bishop

 

8 March Peel Rev’d Steve Ingrouille

 

15 March Union Mills Judith Ley

 

29 March Port St Mary Mrs Jean Guthrie

 

5 April Glen Maye Rev’d Chris Belfield

 

19 April Ballaugh Parish Church (Anglican)

Rev’d Iaen Skidmore

 

26 April Baldrine Mrs Mary Black

 

3 May Bride Rev’d Andy Fishburne

 

17 May Crosby Mrs Rita Norrey

 

24 May The Howe Mrs Brenda Kinnish

 

14 June Laxey Rev’d Bryan Yardy

 

21 June Sandygate Mrs Marinda Fargher

28 June The Dhoon Church (Anglican)

Mr Nigel Cretney BM

 

All enquiries to Peter Corrin -

email:     petercarine.corrin@manx.net

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THE ISLAND SPIRITUALITY NETWORK

MEETS AGAIN

ON

THE SECOND SSTURDAY IN JANUARY 2020

 

in

ST JOHN’S MILL

from 10am - 1pm

 

DETAILS OF THE JANUARY SPEAKER

AND THE OTHER SPEAKERS

FOR THE WHOLE OF 2020

WILL APPEAR HERE SOON

 

There is no set charge for ISN meetings though a suggested voluntary donation of £10 helps towards expenses. However, no one is EVER asked for money (we just provide a basket for voluntary donations) so please DO NOT stay away for financial reasons.