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 highlightContinue 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 performanceContinue 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 messageContinue 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 minuteContinue 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 childrenContinue reading “The Christingle Service”

An amazing night of wreath making

We had 30 people descend on St Mary’s tonight to join in the festivities of wreath making. A short talk was given on the history of the wreath and how it relates to Christianity. Then the group got busy making their wreaths whilst keeping their spirits up with the help of liquid bubbles! Some fantasticContinue reading “An amazing night of wreath making”

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 ChristmasContinue reading “St Micheal’s Christmas Fete”