Parish Safeguarding Officer

Laura MacDonald
97, Pilgrims Road,
Upper Halling,
01634  245926


If anyone is interested in being confirmed, please let me know.  There will be a preparation course.   The commitment is actually the same as Baptism. So, if you have been baptized and are prepared to affirm the promises made for you at your christening, there is no reason why you should not be confirmed and every reason why you should.  Confirmation candidates might well profit by attending the Alpha Course, but it is not necessary to do so.  Given that I shall probably be leaving at the end of next year, if you’d like me to prepare you for confirmation, don’t leave it too long. It’s something I’d love to do for you.  Candidates are not usually admitted younger than twelve, but there is no upper age limit.



8th December                       Peninsula Big Band Open Rehearsal                                    7.30

                                                      St Michael’s Church


4th February                    Bring & Share Lunch for British Heart Foundation                                 12.00

                                                                            Church Hall



St John’s Christmas Tree Festival.

The Christmas Tree Festival for the Parish of Cuxton & Halling will be held at   St. John’s Church, Halling the week before Christmas.  The Church will be open for viewing from Monday 18th December to Saturday 23rd December from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm., and then the trees are normally collected after Christmas.

This is a true community event with everyone being invited to exhibit a tree, from individuals, families, local businesses, schools, shops, clubs and societies.

It is a wonderful opportunity to visit our local church with its outstanding history. There will be refreshments provided and craft activities for children.  Contact: Jenny Beaney 01634 241599

Christmas Services



17th December

Advent 3

9.30 Holy Communion Cuxton

11.00 Holy Communion Halling

Isaiah 61 vv 1-11 p748

I Thessalonians 5 vv 16-24 p1188

John 1 vv 6-28 p1063

Advent 3 Services


3.00 Carol Service & Christingle Halling


6.30 Nine Lessons and Carols Cuxton

Monday 18th December

7.00 pm Scout & Guide Carol Service Cuxton




24th December

Advent 4 / Christmas Eve

9.30 Holy Communion Cuxton

11.00 Holy Communion Halling

II Samuel 7 vv 1-17 p310

Acts 13 vv 16-26 p1107

Luke 1 vv 67-79 p1027

Advent 4 Services


5.00 Crib Service, Nativity Play & Christingle Cuxton


11.00 Midnight Mass


25th December

Christmas Day

8.00 Holy Communion


9.30 Holy Communion


Hebrews 1 vv 1-12 p1201

John 1 vv 1-14 p1063




If there are singers out there who would like to join the choir for the Midnight Mass at Cuxton, please let me or John Bogg know.

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