St. Macartin's Cathedral

Our Sunday Services in December 2018:
The Welcome Team members (who will greet you as you arrive) are:

02 Helen and Norman Coalter
09 Hilary and Raymond Campbell
16 Sylvia and Trevor Stevenson
23 Avril and Ivan Kee
30 Julie and David Nixon

December Lessons and Readers

Sunday 2nd December: The First Sunday of Advent
The First Reading - Jeremiah 33: 14-16 -
Jim Lucy
The Psalm - Psalm 25: 1-9
The Second Reading - 1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13 -
Brendan McCann
The Gospel Reading - Luke 21: 25-36 -
The Dean

Sunday 9th December: The Second Sunday of Advent
Family Nativity Service

Sunday 16th December: The Third Sunday of Advent
The First Reading - Zephaniah 3: 14-20 -
Richard Cochrane
The Psalm - Psalm 146: 4-10
The Second Reading - Philippians 4: 4-7 -
Jeanette Wilson
The Gospel Reading - Luke 3: 7-18 -
The Curate

Sunday 23rd December: The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Carol Service (This replaces the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols normally held as an evening service.)

Sunday 30th December: The First Sunday of Christmas
The First Reading - Micah 5: 2-5a -
Trevor Stevenson
The Psalm - Psalm 80: 1-8
The Second Reading - Hebrews 10: 5-10 -
Julie Johnston
The Gospel Reading - Luke 1: 39-45,46-55 -
Scott Elliott

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.