St. Macartin's Cathedral

Our 11.00am Sunday Services in December 2019:
The Welcome Team members (who will greet you as you arrive) are:

01 Doris and Gordon Jackson
08 Adele and Andrew Kerr
15 Jenifer and Noel Johnston
22 Marie and Sam Morrow
29 Eileen and Jim Nixon

December Lessons and Readers

The First Sunday of Advent - 1st December
The First Reading - Isaiah 2: 1-5 -
Wendy Graham
The Psalm - Psalm 122
The Second Reading - Romans 13: 11-14 -
Billy Dixon
The Gospel Reading - Matthew 24: 36-44 -
The Dean

The Second Sunday of Advent - 8th December
Family Nativity Service

The Third Sunday of Advent - 15th December
The First Reading - Isaiah 35: 1-10 -
Brendan McCann
The Psalm - Psalm 146: 4-10
The Second Reading - James 5: 7-10 -
Gwen Saunders
The Gospel Reading - Matthew 11: 2-11 -
Scott Elliott

The Fourth Sunday of Advent - 22nd December
Carol Service

The First Sunday after Christmas - 29th December
The First Reading - Isaiah 63: 7-19 -
Jeanette Wilson
The Psalm - Psalm 148
The Second Reading - Hebrews 2: 10-18 -
Selena Fawcett
The Gospel Reading - Matthew 2: 13-23 -
Scott Elliott

There will be no evening services on
Sunday 22nd and 29th December 2019.

If your name is down to read and you are unable to do so on that particular day, please arrange to swap with someone else on the list or speak to the Church Wardens in advance.

We have a rota of lesson readers. If you would like your name added to this please contact Beth in the Cathedral Office.


9.00am-Holy Communion
11.00am-Holy Communion (first & third Sundays)
Morning Prayer (second & fifth Sundays)
Morning Prayer/Family Service (fourth Sundays)
11.00am-Sunday School begins in church and children
leave for classes. On fourth Sundays  they remain in church with their families)
7.00pm-Evening Prayer (first, second & third Sundays)
Holy Communion (fourth Sundays)
A Celebration of Wholeness and Healing (fifth Sundays)


11.00am - Holy Communion (each Thursday)
1.05pm -  Healing Service (fourth Thursday)
4.00pm -  "Messy Church" (Thursday once per month as arranged)
7.30pm Lent (each Wednesday)


Beavers - 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Cubs - 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Confirmation Classes - 6.30pm - 7.30pm (November - April)
Xplore - 7.00pm - 9.00pm (as arranged)
Finance Committee Meeting - 7.30pm - 8.00pm (first Mondays)
Select Vestry Meeting - 8.00pm - 9.30pm (first Mondays)
Mothers’ Union - 8.00pm - 10.00pm (second Mondays)

Tuesday Club - 2.00pm - 4.00pm (last Tuesdays)
Rainbows - 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Brownies - 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Guides - 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Pilgrim - 7.30pm - 9.00pm (as arranged)

Bowling Club - 10.30am - 12.00 noon
Bowling Club - 7.30pm - 10.00pm
Choir Practice - 7.30pm - 9.00pm (usually alternate weeks - check with the office)

Messy Church - 4.00pm - 6.00pm (as arranged)
Bell Ringing Practice - 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Scouts - 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Xplore Movies - 7.00pm - 9.00pm (as arranged)

New members are always welcome at any of our organisations and there is an open invitation to all our services apart from "Messy Church" which is restricted to children, their parents and helpers. Details available from the office.