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Happy New Year
Christmas Services well attendend
It was wonderful to see so many people at the Christmas Services. The Crib and Christingle service was full, around 450 celebrating the birth of Christ with children dressed up for a fantastic performance of the nativity, led skillfully by. the Rural Dean, Revd Steve Clapham
The Advent Carol service was new this year. It was put together by Canon David Ashworth, Kevin Birch, and Revd David Otley It was a musical treat.
The Christmas lunch was a huge success as usual with a full church hall enjoying a delicious Christmas meal provided by Davenport Catering. Many thanks to all those who organised the event.
We are now in Epiphany. Definition of Epiphany according to Britannica:
Epiphany, also called Feast of the Epiphany, Theophany, or Three Kings’ Day, (from Greek epiphaneia, “manifestation”), Christian holiday commemorating the first manifestation of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, represented by the Magi, and the manifestation of his divinity, as it occurred at his baptism in the Jordan River and at his first miracle, at Cana in Galilee.
St Mary Sandbach is in a period of interregnum whilst a new vicar is appointed. Normal services are continuing, being led by visiting clergy. We are very grateful to the congregation, musicians, PCC, organist and Church Wardens for ensuring everything continues to run smoothly. Our services are detailed here: Usual weekly Services
Opening of the church. We are pleased to report that more visitors have entered the church since the new opening hours began.
For more details about the gathering of information about heritage of St Mary Sandbach, both social and architecturally: Heritage project