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Today is the day that we record the attendance at church for the diocesan records.  
Please could you note how many folks come along to St Mary's and St Catharine's 
and whether or not they take communion.

St Catharine's have been asked to contribute packets/tins of soup and stuffing for the 
Storehouse Christmas collection.  They need these by today, but I'm sure they'll 
accept them at any time.

The Wednesday service returns this week at St Mary's on 29th November when we
will celebrate St Andrew's Day.  Morning prayer is at 9.30am.

Church AGMs: St Catharine's AGM follows the morning service.  

Monday 27th November is the first Prayer and Potatoes at St Catharine's. 
This is evening prayer at 5.30pm, followed by a shared meal of baked potatoes 
with simple toppings at 6pm, followed by compline at 6.45pm – a quiet, prayerful 
evening of fellowship open to all.  You can come to any part of this or all of it.  
If you think someone may enjoy this, please invite them along.

St Mary's vestry meeting is on 28th November at 6.30pm at the Rectory.

St Catharine's have a fellowship meal following the service on Sunday 
10th December.  Please invite friends and family along to either both the 
service and the meal or just to the meal!  We need rough numbers by 3rd Dec.


Sat. 2nd – Viewing of Christmas trees at St Mary's Catholic Church, Bo'ness, 	11-3, with refreshments
Sun 3rd  - First Sunday of Advent 9.45am at St Mary's, 11.30am at St Catharine's
  • St Mary's Afternoon Tea service, 2.30pm
  • 'Advent Praise Carol Service', Ecumenical service of Christmas carols and a message at St Mary's, Bo'ness, 6.30pm
  • Blue Christmas service at Zetland Church, 2pm
  • Caledonia Choir at Zetland Church, 6pm (ticketed)
Mon 4th – Sarah is doing an Advent Hour on Zoom
  • Advent Series: The Coming of the Christ – Rev Canon Mike Hull is doing a series of talks for Advent, 7pm, register via

Tues 5th – Christmas Family Film Night – 'The Star', St Mary's Hall at 3.30pm
Wed 6th – Salvation Army Community Carol Service at Bo'ness Town Hall, 	7pm, Willie is the host this year
Thurs 7th – Carrongrange School Christmas market, 10-12
Sat 9th – Carol Singing at Asda, Grangemouth, 11-12, collecting for CHAS
Sun 10th – Second Sunday of Advent, 9.45am St Mary's, 11.30am St 	Catharine's.  Fellowship meal following service at St Catharine's
  • Zetland Church Choir musical, 3pm
Mon 11th – St Mary's Monday Group, 1.30pm, Flowers for Christmas
  • Sarah's Advent Hour
  • The Coming of the Christ, second talk, Rev Mike Hull, 7pm
Sun 17th – Third Sunday of Advent, 9.45am St Mary's, 11.30am St Catharine's
  • Nine Lessons and Carols, 6.30pm, St Mary's
Mon 18th – Cooperation Band at Zetland Church, 7pm, £10
  • Sarah's Advent Hour
  • The Coming of the Christ, third talk, Rev Mike Hull, 7pm
Sun 24th – Fourth Sunday of Advent, 9.45am St Mary's, 11.30am St 	Catharine's
6.30pm Christmas Eve service at St Catharine's
11.15pm Midnight Eucharist at St Mary's (preceded by refreshments)
Christmas Day – 10am, St Catharine's, Family Eucharist
Sun 31st – Joint ecumenical service at Abbotsgrange Church, 10.30am