Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!

A very Happy New Year to all our readers.  Wishing you every blessing in 2014.

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Christmas Eve Crib Service

Our crib service on Christmas Eve was a very special service.  The children participated in the nativity story by bringing up the nativity characters to place them in the stable.  We all held a lit candle to reinforce that Jesus is the Light of the world.  The candlelit church looked beautiful, especially so when the lights were turned off and we all sang" While shepherds watched their flocks by night".  We enjoyed a mince pie before we went home with our families, a welcome pause to stop and think, amongst all the bustle of Christmas.

Banovallum Singers concert

The concert of Christmas Music given by the Banovallum Singers in All Saints Church on 13 December was a very enjoyable event.  The church looked gorgeous with fresh greenery and candle light, and the singers liked the excellent acoustic and the warm response of the audience.  Everyone tucked into the seasonal refreshments and wine or juice at the interval.   Including the raffle and the sale of generous bunches of fresh holly donated by Linda Coxon, the event raised £287 for repairs to the church.