Christmas events

All this snow hanging around makes us reminisce about all of the fun we had over Christmas. So here are some photos and info about the events we enjoyed over Christmas.

Hope you enjoy reliving some of the moments along with us.

there is always lots going on in our church life. Please come along and join us.

Families enjoying the celebration as part of our Christingle Messy Church
Families enjoying the celebration as part of our Christingle Messy Church
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Having food at the Christingle Messy Church
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The congregation at our candle-lit midnight Christmas Eve service
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The children of our nativity exploring the alter with Ian
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Jesus is born! The stable is complete on Christmas morning
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A full church for our fantastic Christmas carol service led by our wonderful choir and friends.
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The church decorated for Christmas.

Development progress post-Christmas

There was a short break in the building work for the Christmas and New Year holidays hence the break in photographic updates. Please see below some new photos showing how the work has been progressing. In line with previous updates most of the work has been removing existing walls to allow the space to be created for the proposed developments. Hopefully the weather won’t hold things back too much in the coming week or so!

More walls removed to create what will become the gathering space and kitchen.
More walls removed to create what will become the gathering space and kitchen.
The flat stairs have been removed to create the new gathering space and upper meeting rooms
The flat stairs have been removed to create the new gathering space and upper meeting rooms

New door into hall

Christmas activities

Amongst all of the excitement of our building project we are still going to be celebrating one of the highlights of our year – Christmas.

We hope you can join us at some point during the season. Check out our calendar of events below.

Saturday 20th – Choir Christmas Carols 3.30 – 4.30pm. Christmas Refreshments from 3.pm.

Sunday 21st – 10am Family Christmas service including Children’s nativity

Wed 24th – 11.30pm Traditional Candle lit Midnight Eucharist

Thurs 25th – 8.30am Holy Communion
10am Carols and Eucharist

Fri 26th – 10am St. Stephen Holy Communion

More progress!

Our builders have been working hard and it really shows as walls are coming down all over the place and space is being created.

Check out out some pictures below of the most recent progress

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PS – amongst all the work we have been continuing with our day to day life at St Mary’s as we progress towards Christmas. Please come and join us to celebrate our Saviours birth.

the gathering space is taking shape!

it is very exciting to see that the work is already starting to take shape – even after only a few weeks.

Please see below some of the pictures of the Gathering Space starting to come together with lots of walls already down and spaces getting opened up.

We are still working towards our final fundraising target – if you would like to contribute to our ongoing efforts please contact us onĀ info@stmarysepiscopalhamilton.co.uk

The old kitchen
The former rectory garden - to become part of the gathering space

The door into the gathering space

The start of the work!

there has beenĀ lots of changes right from the start since aura took over the site – boundary walls down and outhouses demolished. It is very exciting to see the very real work taking place straight away!

we will be uploading pictures on a regular basis so make sure to check back or subscribe to keep up to date.Boundary wall coming down image .

Hello and some background!

This blog is intended to keep everyone updated with the developments of our St Mary’s for All project which is run by St Mary’s Episcopal Church in Hamilton.

Our vision is for our buildings to be developed into a fantastic space to be used for the local community and to respond to local needs.

The building work has now begun with the excellent Aura Construction appointed as our contractors. We hope to be able to upload photos recording the progress of the building work and our ongoing work to raise the final balance of funds to fund the project.