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

Interactive Nativity Service: Christmas Eve at 3pm at St Mary’s Bransgore

This is always SO much fun for people of all ages!! Come to Church dressed as a nativity character (or anyone else you want) and take part in our interactive nativity. There’ll be mulled wine and mince pies as you arrive, great music, an engaging talk from the Bible about Jesus Christ. This is a great opportunity for you to re-engage with the true message … Continue reading Interactive Nativity Service: Christmas Eve at 3pm at St Mary’s Bransgore

Come to Nine Lessons and Carols this Sunday: 6.30pm at St Mary’s Brangore

This traditional service is an essential part of any build-up to Christmas! Come for a moment of inspiration before the avalanche of food and presents next week. Come and sing your heart out to the best traditional carols. Come to hear our choirs sing medieval masterpieces and a bit of Bach. Come and reconnect with what Christmas is all about as we listen to readings … Continue reading Come to Nine Lessons and Carols this Sunday: 6.30pm at St Mary’s Brangore

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