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We are very grateful to the Lion and Fiddle in Hilperton who have given permission for people attending the 8.00am and 10.00am services in St Michael's Church. Parking is also usually available in Hilperton Village Hall, Whaddon Lane. Both are a short walk from the church. 


Everyone is welcome at our special services through December to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Click Christmas Services for full details.    

This week:

Sunday 16th December

Carol service at St George's Semington at 3.00pm

Carol service at St Mary Magdalen's Hilperton Marsh at 6.00pm  



There was an amazing display of trees in St Michaels for the first Tree Fest! Thank you to everyone who took part in any way and to Ivor Hughes who masterminded the whole thing. As well as a great community event, £365 was collected for Crisis at Christmas. Thank you everyone for your generous donations.
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For a more advanced view of our events, please see our online calendar.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 18th December
Morning Prayer 8:30am, St Marys Horse Road
Holy Communion 11:00am, The Old Vicarage Staverton
A service for the residents of The Old Vicarage Staverton; others are very welcome to come along too. 
Bellringing practice 7:30pm, St Michael's Hilperton
Fellowship Group 7:30pm, 32 Hulbert Close Hilperton
Wednesday 19th December
Morning Prayer 9:00am, St Michael's Hilperton
Communion and Coffee 10:00am, St Michael's Room Hilperton Church
Advent Course 11:00am-12:00pm, St Michael's Room, Hilperton Church
An opportunity to think about Advent and Christmas led by John using David Adam's Book, "Echoes of God".
Thursday 20th December
Hilperton School Christmas Service 9:30am, St Michael's Hilperton
Coffee Morning 10:00am-12:00pm, St Mary's Horse Road Hilperton Marsh
Morning Prayer 10:45am, St George's Semington
Choir Practice 6:00pm, St Michael's Hilperton
Friday 21st December
Staverton Cygnets Toddler Group 9:15am-10:45am, Staverton Village Hall
A group for preschool children and their parents/carers. There will be toys, activities, story time and snacks for the children and an opportunity to chat over a cup of tea or coffee for the adults.
The charge will be £2 per family to cover costs.
Sunday 23rd December
Holy Communion 10:00am, St Michael's Hilperton
Christingle making 11:15am, St Michael's Room, Hilperton Church
Join us after the morning service to make Christingles.
Carol service 6:00pm, St Michael's Hilperton
Monday 24th December
Christmas celebration 2:00pm, St Georges Semington
Crib service 3:30pm, St Mary Magdalen Hilperton Marsh
Crib service and Christingle 5:00pm, St Michael's Hilperton
Christmas night Communion 8:00pm, St Mary Magdalen Hilperton Marsh
Christmas night Communion 11:30pm, St Michael's Hilperton
Tuesday 25th December
Christmas Day Communion 9:30am, St Georges Semington
Christmas Day Communion 10:00am, St Michael's Hilperton
Sunday 30th December
Benefice Communion 11:00am, St Mary Magdalen Hilperton Marsh

For Your Diary

Wednesday 2nd January
Communion and Coffee 10:00am, St Michael's Room Hilperton Church
Thursday 3rd January
Choir Practice 6:00pm, St Michael's Hilperton
Sunday 6th January
Holy Communion 8:00am, St Michael's Hilperton
Holy Communion 9:30am, St George's Semington
Together in Worship 10:00am, St Michael's Hilperton