The availability of activities, services and Masses in 2020 is constrained by the current COVID-19 precautionary measures.

St Paul’s parish activities 2020

Christingle: Sun 13th Dec 2020 during 10am Mass -> Advent Christingle

Forgiveness Mass: St Paul’s Church. This will be held over Zoom on Tuesday 8th December 2020 -> Advent Forgiveness Mass

Confessions: there will be no confessions available this year at St Paul’s Church. Confessions may be available in other nearby parishes -> Adjacent parishes

St. Paul’s Christmas Masses: Provisional Arrangements are below.

  • Both Christmas Masses WILL NEED TO BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. We expect that demand will be greater than socially distanced seats available, so the Liturgy Group has agreed that the parish office will take names / telephone numbers of those requesting seats and then  draw names (to make this as fair as possible). The office will contact parishioners who are allocated seats.
  • Christmas Eve Family Mass, Thursday 24th Dec at 5pm
    Details to be confirmed. Children are invited to dress up as nativity characters such as angels, shepherds, sheep and kings.
    Hymns and carols may be played.
  • Christmas Day Friday 25th at 10am.
    Details to be confirmed.
    Hymns and carols may be played.

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Sunday 27th December at 10am and Sundays thereafter at 10am; telephone booking arrangements as usual.

St Alban’s parish activities 2020

THE BIG GIVE 2020: On Christmas Eve the Cre8 team plan to distribute gifts and food to households on the Moss Estate and wider across Macclesfield. They will welcome anybody willing to volunteer some of their time on Christmas Eve to help with sorting and distributing food and gifts. See -> Cre8 Appeal Poster

St Alban’s, in Macclesfield,  will be holding their Christingle on … 

Details of Christmas Masses and Services elsewhere

St Alban’s Church, Macclesfield, details at-> www.stalbanmacc.org.uk

For England and Wales search at -> Catholic Directory, England and Wales

For all other countries, search at -> Catholic Directory, worldwide (website under reconstruction)

Carol concerts available on streaming services -> BBC Classical Music list

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