Christmas at St Thomas The Martyr 2016-17
Christmas Services and Events 2016
Victorian Fayre 1-4pm
9.30am Toy & Tree Service and All Age Eucharist: you are invited to bring toys wrapped and marked for boy / girl and age range. They will be given to local needy children for Christmas.
9.30am Sung Eucharist
11am Sung Eucharist: we go to St Michael's Dalton - Bishop Richard in attendance (no 9.30am STM service)
6pm Carols by Candlelight
10.30am Roby Mill School join us for their Christmas Holy Communion
Saturday 24th: Christmas Eve
11.30pm Midnight Eucharist
Sunday 25th: Christmas Day
9.30am Family Holy Communion: children - please bring a toy to show the clergy
11am Sung Eucharist
Christmas Tree Memorial Baubles for 2016
In 2014 we launched an idea for you to sponsor a memorial bauble on our Christmas tree. Many of you have joined in over the last couple of years by placing the name or names of loved ones on a bauble so that they would be remembered every time you visited church and also that they could be prayed for.
We are doing the same again this year, but also encouraging you to celebrate special events - births, marriages, baptisms, anniversaries, etc.
We are again opening up the ability to join in across the world as we are conscious that many of our church members have family away from Up Holland whether at home or abroad. This new initiative allows everyone to be included.
There are two ways for you to take part:
1. Online: complete the form below with your request. The form will be received by our webmaster who will ensure the churchwardens receive your request. Then submit your donation via the Just Giving link that appears when you press 'Submit' or via the link on this page. Please remember to click the Gift Aid button if you are a taxpayer.
2. Paper form: complete the form that is available at the back of church and pass this, along with an envelope containing your donation, to one of the clergy or churchwardens (Sue or Kay). If you are able to Gift Aid your donation and have not signed a Gift Aid declaration, please complete and sign the section on the form. If you have any queries, please email Ian Cleverdon, our Gift Aid Secretary.
Just Giving Donation Website
Please click on the link below to submit your donation for your Memorial Bauble request.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there a minimum donation? I'm not sure how much to donate.
A: There is no minimum donation, as it depends on everyone's means. However as a guide, the average donation in 2015 was £14.
Q: I live away from St Thomas's these days, but would really appreciate having a picture of the bauble on the tree. Is this possible?
A: Yes of course. Please note your request in the comments section after you have stated the exact wording to go on the bauble.