Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Advent, Christmas & Epiphany 2021-2

Complete calendar of future services — subject to change

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Advent has begun – four weeks of prayerful expectation and preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ, at Christmas in His humility as our Redeemer and at the end of time in His glorious majesty to be our Judge. The church is decked in a sombre royal purple, and the joyful Gloria in Excelsis is not sung in the Sunday liturgy until Christmastide.

Saturday 4th December – Advent Quiet Day
10am Low Mass & Coffee; 10.45am–3pm poetry, music and silent Lectio Divina prayer meditation. Includes simple lunch, tea & coffee (soup and fruit cake provided, bring and share for everything else). No charge but a retiring collection. For further information contact Caroline Shepherd.

Sunday 5th December – Advent II
8am Low Mass; 10.30am High Mass (Preacher: Fr Mark)
6pm Advent Carol Service

This replaces the usual Sunday Evensong, concludes with Benediction and refreshments and will be streamed live. If you are watching from home you can follow the order of service here.

Tuesday 7th December – Concordia Club & Advent Group
10am–12 noon We meet for Coffee, Cake & Conversation. Theme: Advent & Christmas
7.30pm Second session (via Zoom) of our Advent Group. Group readings of Music of eternity: meditations for Advent with Evelyn Underhill by Robyn Wrigley-Carr (the Archbishop of York's Advent Book 2021), ending with Compline at 9pm. Copies available after 10.30am Sunday Mass or the Parish Office for the bargain price of £8 (originally published at £10.99 — cash or cards accepted)

Wednesday 8th December – Feast of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9.45 for 10am Healing Mass; 7pm Sung Mass of the Conception (Preacher: Fr Philip) 
followed by refreshments

Thursday 9th December – The Joyful Mysteries
7pm Concert by the Bach Players: Nicolette Moonen (violin) & Pawel Siwczak (harpsichord)
play five Rosary Sonatas by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern (1644-1704)
Tickets £25 (students £5, under-18s free) including mulled wine and mince pies

Sunday 12th December – Advent III (Gaudete)
8am Low Mass
10.30am High Mass with Holy Confirmation
(Celebrant & Preacher: + Stephen)
6pm Evensong & Benediction

Thursday 16th & Monday 20th December – Advent Group via Zoom (see above)

Sunday 19th December – Advent IV
8am Low Mass; 10.30am High Mass
2pm Children's Pre-Christmas Party
6pm Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

Friday 24th December – Christmas Eve
5pm Candlelight Service; 11pm Midnight Mass of the Nativity & Blessing of the Crib

Saturday 25th December – Christmas Day
8am Low Mass of the Dawn; 10.30am High Mass of the Day
5pm Evening Prayer

Sunday 26th December – Christmas I
8am Low Mass; 10.30am High Mass
6pm Evensong & Benediction

Daily Mass from 27th-31st December will be at 10am.

Saturday 1st January 2022 – Feast of the Naming & Circumcision of Jesus
10am Sung Mass

Sunday 2nd January – Christmas II
8am Low Mass; 10.30am High Mass
6pm Evensong & Benediction

Thursday 6th January – Feast of the Epiphany
10am Low Mass; 7pm High Mass

Sunday 9th January – Epiphany I (Baptism of Jesus)
8am Low Mass; 10.30am High Mass
6pm Evensong & Benediction

Sunday 16th January – Epiphany II
8am Low Mass; 10.30am High Mass
6pm Epiphany Carol Service & Benediction


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