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At WSL Church there is a said (BCP) Holy Communion service every Sunday at 8.45am
and our main service in church at 10am (or 10.30 on 3rd "Cafe" Sundays).

Shottesbrooke Church has Holy Communion every 1st Sunday at 8:45am and Morning Prayer every 3rd Sunday at 8:45am.

A monthly online service is held via Zoom at 6pm on third Sundays;

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December 2023

Date Time Service Sidesman etc.

3rd Dec


Holy Communion (BCP, hymns) Shottesbrooke


Advent 1


All Age Service with Phil Watts – theme 'The Good Samaritan'

Camilla B



Hymns: HON 13, 270, 467

Reading: Luke 10: 25-37 Junior Reader




Choral Evensong with Graham Theobald

Pat W



Hymns: AMNS 25, 26, 28  Psalm 25 (ch243)

Introit: Rorate Coeli - Byrd

Resp: Ferial w/ Vesper - EW Shaw

Setting: Chants - Langdon & Rheinberger

Anthem: O Thou the Central Orb - Wood (NCA)

Reading: Isaiah 1.1–20 Pat W

Reading: Matthew 21.1–13 Christopher K

Int: Chris W

10th Dec


Holy Communion (BCP) with Graham Theobald

Andrew C

Advent 2


Parish Communion with Graham Theobald

Ann-Marie McE



Hymns: AMNS 24, 27, 252(pt1+dox), 31

Anthem: Benedictus in C - Stanford (sheet)

Reading: 2 Peter 3.8–15a Rosemary McG

Reading: Mark 1.1–8 Rupert McG

Int: Simon S

Svr: Chris W

17th Dec
Advent 3


Morning Prayer (BCP, hymns) Shottesbrooke with Phil Watts - 'Words and deeds'




St Lawrence Cafe (Neville Hall) - 'all welcome!'




Nativity Play (Junior Choir)

Bertie G-S



Carols by Candelight with Phil Watts - 'Don't miss Christmas'

John & Ann S



Carols: 15, 17, 13, 3, 21, 12, 7 (sheet) & choir items.


24th Dec


Morning Worship with Phil Watts

Rob L



Hymns: Carols 18, 8, 19

Reading: Luke 1.26–38 Tony B




Crib and Christingle Service with Phil Watts




Midnight Communion with Phil Watts - 'Being Divine, Being Human'

John & Ann S



Carols: 16, 10, 9, 4

Introit: Behold a virgin shall conceive – Walker (4)

Choir: Peace, Silence, and Wonder - Chaplin (sheet)

Reading: Isaiah 52: 7-10 John S

Reading: John 1: 1-14 Simon S

Svr: Andy H

25th Dec


Holy Communion (BCP) with Phil Watts

Angela S



Christmas Family Service
with Phil Watts - 'Christmas Presents'

Fiona P



Hymns: Carols 19, 3, 12

Reading: Matthew 2: 1-12 Fiona P

Int: Linda S

31st Dec


Holy Communion (BCP) with Roy Burgess

Sue B

Christmas 1


Morning Worship with Roy Burgess

Fiona P



Carols: 2, 5, 6

Reading: Luke 2.15–21 Bertie G-S




Carols by Candelight at Shottesbrooke with Graham Theobald