The Fourth Sunday of Advent – 20th December 2020 – Notices & Prayers

The Fourth Sunday of Advent – 20th December 2020 – Notices & Prayers
18th December 2020 Joanna Turner

Prayers this week for:

Those troubled in mind, body or spirit:

Richard Gunton; Revd. Les Rees; Bill Child; Rosemary, Martha; Vince; Jane Williams

We remember the increasing numbers of those who have fallen victim to CoVid 19 and all who are anxious about the future.

Pray for the medical and care staff working long hours and often covering for colleagues who have tested positive.

Those whose anniversaries fall at this time;

Joseph Woolley; Jenny Prentice; Harold Pearce; Anto Land


We continue to pray for families struggling to cope financially, we remember those who have been made unemployed and those uncertain about their futures. We give thanks for those running food banks, especially at this time the Salvation Army and the response to the Reverse Advent Calendar appeal.


As we celebrate the Christingle service this week we give thanks for the work of the Children’s Society in reaching out to families and young people in troubled situations.



Hamstall Kings Bromley Mavesyn


20th Dec Advent 4 4pm Village Carol Service MB 11.30am HC    MB 4pm Crib/Christingle MP
24th Dec Christmas Eve 8pm Midnight Mass DS for 3 Parishes 11pm Midnight Mass  MB
25th Dec Christmas Day 10am HC for 3 Parishes DS 8am HC MB

10am Family Communion MP

27th Dec 10.30am UNITED BENEFICE SERVICE Mavesyn Ridware  MB



Although we have not been able to have the Traidcraft stall in church over the last few months, we have still been selling items from our store and several of you have bought goods we have in stock (especially chocolate!). We are now having a new consignment of goods so if anyone wishes to purchase Traidcraft items please let us know on 01543 472761 or We shall be having a fresh supply of tea; coffee; chocolate; biscuits; dried fruit (remember Christmas is approaching) Toilet rolls; Kitchen roll; Muesli and we are also having some Divine Chocolate Advent Calendars, which also contain the Christmas story. We also have a supply of Traidcraft catalogues if you would like to look at one for yourselves. Just get in touch. Liz and Mike


Crib/Christingle Service  – 4 pm today Sunday

Entry by ticket ~ Please contact Liz Binsley for tickets if you want to come along (01543 472761).  We are hoping to live stream the service so that others can take part remotely.  We will all be making Christingles as part of the service and so those who have tickets to the service will need to bring along the ‘ingredients’. A list will be issued with the tickets.  If you have any queries, please contact Rev Marilyn. If you are watching the live stream and want to make Christingles you will need (for each one you want to make) an orange, a small candle, a square of tinfoil approx. 7cm/3in, some red tape (we use electrical tape) or red ribbon (if using ribbon you will need Sellotape to hold it in place), cocktail sticks, soft sweets, mini marshmallows, dried fruit, etc to put on the sticks, some matches, a knife, and scissors.  Some wipes are useful as hands can get sticky.


Carol singing ~ Monday 21st December from 4.00 pm

Carol singing will take place around the village at the following places: Hadley Street 4 pm, Savey Lane 4.20 pm, Churchfields 4.40 pm, Ferrers Road 5 pm, Yew Tree Gardens 5.15 pm, Alwyn Road 5.25 pm, Lovell Road 5.35 pm, Lightwood Road 5.45 pm, Hollys Road 5.55 pm.  (All times are approximate) Join us if you can, or just listen through your window.


Pathway Refuge

Thank you to all who gave gifts of toys and toiletries for the Pathway Refuge in Lichfield. The refuge is full at the moment and they wanted to thank everyone for their generous donations. We pray for the women and children seeking shelter from violent situations.


Children’s Society Boxes

Please note that I will not be collecting the Children’s Society Boxes until January 2021. Due to Covid19 restrictions, I will collect the Boxes directly from your home at a time convenient to you. Please do not deliver the boxes to Rosie, Cynthia or Viv. Deanne.


Midnight Mass

Because of Covid restrictions, we will need to issue tickets for the Midnight Mass servicePlease contact Liz Binsley (01543 472761)


Christmas morning

Don’t forget to bring along a present you have received to the 10 am service.


Face coverings in church are now a legal requirement just as they are required in supermarkets and other places. Yes, we all know that they are uncomfortable and difficult to wear, they steam up your glasses and it feels hard to breathe. But we do this to protect each other from transmission of the virus. During the pandemic lockdown we have been accustomed to making sacrifices to protect the well-being of others. This is a little thing that we can do to protect our Christian community from Covid-19.


Notice Sheets from Kings Bromley, Hamstall Ridware and Mavesyn Ridware

In addition to the Notice sheet for Yoxall, we will be sending out the Notice sheets for the other Churches in our Benefice each week so that we can all pray for one another at this time.





Christmas Cards

We are establishing a new link with the Spires Care Home in Lichfield and one of the things they would like is for members of our community to write a Christmas Card without a name on and they will distribute them to residents who don’t get them otherwise.  If you are willing to write a cheery greeting in a card then please drop them off the Kay (the Boundary) or Liz and Mike or Judith Rickard.

Watch out for notices about other initiatives in this exciting new link.


Contact Details

Rev Marilyn 07889372275 or 01889 624127 or

Rev Mike on 01543 472761 or

Items for notices for next Sunday to Sue Piper by Wednesday please ~  email (Tel 472314)