Christmas begins at St Bartholomew’s Church Maltby on Saturday 26th November at 10.00am when there will be a toy and children’s clothes exchange to help families who are struggling to buy new toys and clothes for their children. People can bring a toy to exchange or donate 50p to the foodbank fund in exchange for newer clothes and toys. All are welcome.

On Saturday 10th December there will be a Christmas Coffee Morning at 10.00am. The Church will be drawing its Grand Christmas Draw and selling tickets for the draw. The first prize is a £50 voucher for Tesco, the second a Christmas Hamper full of seasonal food goodies and vouchers for meals in local hostelries plus many other prizes. There will be a tombola stall and Christmas goods stall. Tea and coffee will be served with mince pies and cakes. Go and join the festive fun!

The Carol Service this year will be on Sunday 18th December at 10.45am, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

The Christingle service – one of the highlights of St Barts’ Christmas celebrations – will be at 6.00pm on 24th December. Go along with your family.

On Christmas Day there will be a Holy Communion service at 9.30am.