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

The Christingle Service

Today marked the beginning of the Christmas period celebrations at St Mary’s. The service was very busy and full of people both young and old (and in-between). There was a great and informative interactive festive talk, and of course the children enjoyed making the Christingle with the raisons, sweets and candles (even the grown-up children enjoyed it!). The Christingle symbolises the light of Christ. The … Continue reading The Christingle Service

St Micheal’s Christmas Fete

On a beautifully chilly winter’s day, the community of St Micheal’s came together to begin the Christmas period with the St Micheal’s fete. It was a joyous occasion with a bounty of prizes available in the raffle, lots of gifts, and an amazing selection of cakes served with tea and coffee. The next big Christmas celebration for St Michael’s is next Saturday with their carol … Continue reading St Micheal’s Christmas Fete