Carol Service: Sunday 13th December 2015

Anyone who couldn’t make it to St Cross Church on the evening of 13th December missed a very special occasion.  I think we all went home tingling from an evening which included beautiful singing from the joint choir and music which reflected modern works, and also brought a flavour of ‘the olden days’ with a small group of young musicians and all the well-known carols, which we sang heartily.  The musical arrangements were very skilfully brought about by Rose Jewell.  Representatives from the local community read the Bible readings; from the primary school, the prison, pre-school, nursery and Parish Council as well as a Churchwarden and a faithful member of the Sunday Club.

The whole event was a great pleasure; lots of smiling and congratulations followed.  If we weren’t warm enough from singing, there was the traditional mulled wine before we made our way home.  Well done everybody!!

The Church was beautifully decorated, too.  The school children, pre-school, nursery and Sunday Club had adorned small Christmas Trees, and their contributions are gratefully received.

Joan Shaw, on behalf of St Cross congregation.

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Born in 1959. I'm married with grown-up kids and I'm a priest in the Church of England. I play guitar: I have a Fender Stratocaster and a Gibson Les Paul. And a Washburn​ EA40 electro-acoustic and a couple of ukuleles. I like the idea of being Professor of Cartoon Physics.

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