THE WEEK AHEAD (2nd Sunday)

NEXT SUNDAY (December 8th)
Second Sunday of Advent
8.00 am Holy Communion
11.15 am Sung Eucharist
7.30 pm Royal Northern Sinfonia Christmas Baroque by candlelight in Church

EVENTS THIS WEEK (December 2nd - 7th)
10.00 am Holy Communion
1.30 pm Norman Street School carol singing in the City Centre
5.30 pm Norman Street School carol singing in Debenhams
10.00 am Coffee morning
11 am to 1.30 pm Christmas Coffee Morning at St Aidan’s. Crafts, cakes etc.
4.00 pm Community Choir Christmas Concert in Church


Tuesday, 10th
1.30 pm James Rennie Nativity in Church.
7.00 pm Christmas Dinner at the Castlegate Coffee House. List at back of church.
Wednesday, 11th
5.30 pm Crown Court Carol Service
7.30 pm St Cuthbert’s Parish Fellowship. Pre-Christmas drinks & nibbles in the Tithe Barn with Dalston Handbell Ringers.
Thursday, 12th
10.00 am Norman Street Primary School Nativity in St Aidan’s Church.
6.30 pm Carol Parade and Hog Roast.

Saturday, 14th
12 to 1.30 pm Advent Lunch in the Tithe Barn.
3.00 pm Christmas Memorial Service at the Crematorium.
7.00 for 7.30 pm Jazz Night in the Tithe Barn.
Monday, 16th
7.00 pm Carol Singing at the Sportsman.
Tuesday, 17th
10.30 am Norman Street School carol singing at Boots and the House of Fraser.
Thursday, 19th
10.00 am Richard Rose Carol Service at St Aidan’s
Sunday, 22nd
11.00 am Civic Carol Service.
5.00 pm Christingle at St Aidan’s.
Monday, 23rd
10.00 am Making Christingles in the Tithe Barn.
6.00 pm Carol singing at the Crown & Mitre.
Tuesday, 24th Christmas Eve
4.00 pm Christingle.
11.00 pm Midnight Mass.
Wednesday, 25th Christmas Day
10.00 am Sung Eucharist at St Aidan’s. 
Wednesday, 15th
St Cuthbert’s Parish Fellowship New Year Dinner at David’s, Warwick Road.
Thursday, 23rd
7.00 pm Burns Night Supper in the Tithe Barn.
Proceeds to be divided between St Cuthbert’s and St Aidan’s Churches.

Future PCC meeting dates: 13th January, 9th March, all at 7.30 pm in the Parish Office.

Bags for Life. We are selling Bags for Life with St Cuthbert’s logo at £4 per bag. Proceeds for church funds.

Carlisle Music Society. Concerts in St Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle: Thursday, 16th January, Solem String Quartet. Thursday, 20th February, Emmanuel Bach – violin & Kumi Matsuo – piano. Thursday, 19th March, Alicja Fiderkiewicz – piano. All 7.30 pm.

Christmas Cards
We have been offered a stall in The Lanes on Saturday, 7th December to sell Christmas cards for Church Funds. If anyone could give a hand to ‘man‘ the stall for an hour or so between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm please let me know. If you could give him an idea of your preferred time, it would help. John Metcalfe

Christmas Post Box
There will be a Christmas post box for cards in church from Advent Sunday until Sunday, 15th December. The last collection for people to pick up is the 22nd December. Any cards left at the back of church after that date will be disposed of.