Should auld acquaintance be forgot…

Happy new year! Last night the Benefice of Bransgore and Hinton celebrated a Kenyan New Year’s at St Mary’s, Bransgore. The countdown and singing of Auld Lang Syne took place at 21.00 (Kenyan time), allowing for those with children (or those who wanted to go to bed!) to celebrate the New Year with friends and family. There was plenty of hot-dogs and ice-creams, music and … Continue reading Should auld acquaintance be forgot…

A Delightful Carol Service at St Mary’s

Tonight was the St Mary’s carol service in Bransgore. The service began with the Children’s Choir singing the first verse of Once in Royal David’s City. The service was full of classic carols and readings from the Bible, with a great festive and informative talk from the vicar with a strong Christian message. The highlight of the night was the performances from the Choirs and … Continue reading A Delightful Carol Service at St Mary’s

An Intimate Carols by Candlelight Service

A gathering by candlelight took place in Thorney Hill Church for the Nine Lessons service. This intimate service contained readings from the Bible, classic carols and an engaging and thought provoking service by the vicar. There was also an excellent performance by a choir assembled by Lady Manors with a trumpet solo, and a performance of acoustic guitar for the congregation. Continue reading An Intimate Carols by Candlelight Service

A Special Crib Dressing Service

Today was the annual Crib Dressing Service at St Michael’s. The service involved readings from the Nine Lessons and classic Christmas carols. Throughout the service the children would intermittently bring the figurines to the front to dress the crib. There was also an engaging and witty talk by the vicar with a positive Christian message for this Christmas. The service was finished with mince pies, … Continue reading A Special Crib Dressing Service

A Magical Carol Service

The St Michael’s Carol Service is always an exciting and joyful event, it is truly a special celebration of the Christian festival. The Sandleheath Brass Band were on amazing form, playing classic carols as well as an assortment of Christmas favourites. The congregation merrily sang along with the band. The congregation also enjoyed every minute of the vicar’s Christmas cracker jokes, and his informative and … Continue reading A Magical Carol Service