Events coming up at and around St Mary's

Advent & Christmas
at St Mary's Harrow on the Hill

Please join us for services and social events 

Sun 2 Dec: Advent Sunday
8 am
Holy Communion  
Traditional service from the Book of Common Prayer
10.30 am
Sung Eucharist  
Contemporary service (Common Worship) with choir and organ
6.45 pm
Advent Carol Service
In the Chapel, Harrow School
Sat 15 Dec
10 am - 4 pm
Spire Café 
Our monthly pop-up café serves up toasties, hot rolls, soups, cakes and scones - all homemade - plus lots of treats for the festive season! 
In the Church Room
Sun 16 Dec

10.30 am

Sunday School Nativity and Eucharist  

All welcome: joy, fun and surprises guaranteed!

Sat 22 Dec
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Decorating St Mary's Church for Christmas   All are welcome to join our team of friendly flower-arrangers. Flowers will be supplied but please bring secateurs: donations of greenery, especially with red berries, are also great. Queries? Please contact Lynne via the Parish Office.
Sun 23 Dec
6 pm
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols   St Mary's Church is candlelit for this traditional service telling the Christmas story through readings and carols. Organ and choir augmented by St Mary's Brass Ensemble and St Mary's Handbell Ringers. Stay on afterwards for seasonal refreshments!
Mon 24 Dec: Christmas Eve
10 am - 3 pm
Carolling at Morrisons, Harrow   Customers and staff alike are looking forward to our singers bringing joy to them from the "church on the Hill" as we fundraise for St Mary's continuing restoration. Interested? Whether you're a singer or would like to give us a hand collecting donations, contact Sarah via Spire Café.
3 pm
Crib Service with Christingle   An all-age family service with carols and the preparation of the Crib for Jesus's arrival.
11.30 pm
Midnight Mass with carols   The traditional first service of Christmas, by candlelight, with St Mary's choir and friends.
Tue 25 Dec: Christmas Day
9 am
Holy Communion   Traditional service from the Book of Common Prayer
10.30 am
Family Carols with Communion   Children are asked to bring a favourite Christmas present to show us at this informal service. 
Sun 30 Dec
12.30 - 4 pm
LifeCycle group cycle climbing challenge  Can you cycle up Harrow Hill?  Then you can help raise funds to buy a public-access defibrillator for St Mary's. This brand-new challenge aims to climb a total of 29,029ft - the height of Everest. Take part or just come along to cheer and enjoy cakes and hot drinks at Spire Café's Cake-Stop! More info at Spire Café's website.
12.30 - 4 pm:   Cake-Stop open: all welcome!
1 - 3 pm:           LifeCycle challenge
Mon 31 Dec: New Year's Eve
9.30 pm - 1 am* 
Spire Café  Join us for hot spiced apple juice and mince pies as we say farewell to 2018 and welcome in the New Year. Funds raised from refreshments sold tonight will help Eleanor, one of our young people, who has been selected to take part in the World Scout Jamboree next summer. Guests will be able to hear St Mary's bells ring out the old year and enjoy views of the fireworks over London. 
*The café will be closed 11.45-12.10 so everyone can watch the fireworks!
New to Spire Café? We pop up in the Church Room on the north side of St Mary's Church.
More info at Spire Café's website.
11.15 - 11.30 pm
New Year's Eve Service
Father James Power will lead prayers and readings in a short service of blessing.
11.50 pm
Ringing out the Year   St Mary's Bellringers keep the old tradition of "ringing out the year" - once heard, never forgotten! All ten bells begin. One by one, they fall silent till only our great bell remains, tolling the last moments of the year.
midnight - 1 am
Welcoming in the New Year
Sun 6 Jan
Feast of the Epiphany & 925th anniversary of the dedication of St Mary's Harrow on the Hill
10.30 am
Festive Eucharist as we launch our year of celebration for "St Mary's 925".

text © St Mary's Church Harrow on the Hill 2020      images © S Foster & N Ford 2020

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