St. Macartin's Cathedral

Our Services in December 2017
The Welcome Team members (who will greet you as you arrive) are:

3rd Dec Doris and Gordon Jackson
10th Dec Adele and Andrew Kerr
17th Dec Jenifer and Noel Johnston
24th Dec Marie and Sam Morrow
31st Dec Eileen and Jim Nixon

December Lessons and Readers

3rd December The First Sunday of Advent
The First Reading - Isaiah 64: 1-9 -
David J Nixon
The Psalm - Psalm 80: 1-
The Second Reading - 1 Corinthians 1: 3-9 -
Margaret Owens
The Gospel Reading - Mark 13: 24-37 -
The Dean

10th December The Second Sunday of Advent
Family Nativity Service

17th December The Third Sunday of Advent
The First Reading - Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11 -
Sam Morrow
The Psalm - Psalm 126
The Second Reading - 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24 -
Gwen Saunders
The Gospel Reading - John 1: 6-8, 19-28 -
The Curate

24th December The Fourth Sunday of Advent
The First Reading - 2 Samuel 7: 1-11, 16 -
Adele Kerr
The Psalm - Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26
The Second Reading - Romans 16: 25-27 -
Andrew Kerr
The Gospel Reading - Luke 1: 26-38 -
George Irvine

31st December The First Sunday of Christmas
The First Reading - Isaiah 61: 10 - 62: 3 -
Chris Wilkins
The Psalm - Psalm 148
The Second Reading - Galatians 4: 4-7 -
Jeanette Wilson
The Gospel Reading - Luke 2: 15-21 -
Brendan McCann

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 (now callled "sunday Lights") begins in church and children
leave for classes which end at 12.15pm. 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" (once per month as arranged)
  7.30pm -   Lent (each Wednesday)
  7.30pm -   Holy Week (each evening)


Beavers - 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Cubs - 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Confirmation Classes - 6.30pm - 7.30pm (November - April)
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 - 8.30pm

Messy Church - 4.00pm - 6.00pm (as arranged)
Bell Ringing Practice - 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Badminton Club - 8.00pm - 10.30pm

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

Xplore - 7.00pm - 8.30pm (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.