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This week is First Week of Advent


Advent Lessons & Carols

Today is the First Sunday of Advent.  There will be a service of Lessons & Carols at 4.00pm in St Mary Magdalene's Church.  Please do come along to celebrate the beginning of this great season.

Messy Church

There is a Messy Church on Monday 4th December at 3.15pm in the Magdalene Centre.

Durham Coach Trip

We will meet at 8.15am at St Mary Magdalene's Church for a prompt departure at 8.30am.

Christingle Service

There will be a Christingle Workshop and Service on Monday 11th December at 3.15pm.  Volunteers are needed so please give your names to Anne, Nicola or Fr Ian.


Posada is a Mexican tradition in which the figures of Mary & Joseph travel from house to house to share in the real meaning of Christmas.  This gives each 'host' the chance to create their own celebration in their home or place in the community, making room for Jesus in their lives.

All you need to do is add your name to the Journey Rota (16th-24th December) at the back of church, for a night that will suit you to 'host' Mary & Joseph.  Another person from our community will make arrangements to bring the figures to your place at a time to suit both of you.

For the evening you 'host' Mary & Joseph you can choose to do whatever you like.  Why not invite friends and family to sing carols and to talk about the meaning of Christmas? We have a special Posada board game which should keep the children involved and most importantly there are prayers for the work of Church Army which should help you to learn a little more about home mission.

The next day you need to take Mary & Joseph to the next host on the Journey Rota.

It's as simple as that,