Parishioners from All Saints and St Mary Crowned, Glossop’s two Catholic Parishes, are working together to make Christmas extra special this year. They have been busy coordinating their efforts and pooling their resources over the last few weeks. There has already been a successful Christmas Fair at Bradbury House and a Christmas Party in the newly-refurbished Parish Hall on St Mary’s Road. At the Victorian Fair in Old Glossop some parishioners were selling Irish Coffees and on each Sunday of Advent there has been sung candlelit Evening Prayer.
This is all leading up to the celebration of Christmas. There will be three Christmas Masses: 6pm on Christmas Eve at St Mary’s (preceded by a carol service at 5.30pm) and on Christmas morning there will be Mass at St Mary’s at 9.30am and at All Saints at 11am.
Fr Greg Tobin, Parish Priest, said, “The Christmas Eve Mass, in particular, is always very well attended as that is when many families come. Musicians and singers from both parishes are working hard together to plan the music and the Nativity Story will be acted out by children in the parishes. Everyone is warmly invited to join us in celebrating this important Christian feast.”