Christmas 2010

We enjoyed a busy Christmas of activities and events at church.

We staged a Christmas Tree Festival on 3rd to 5th December. This was opened by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham and may visitor came look at a huge variety of trees decorated by different church and community groups. Those who came through the doors enjoyed refreshments as well as the trees and the donations they made to the event’s charity, Spiral, enabled us to send £550 to this local cause.

 

2010 Christmmas Tree Festival

 

The Christmas Tree Festival culminated in our annual Carols in the Car Park event to which students, in the accommodation block next to our church, are particularly invited. This year we had the largest number of students ever and the singing was excellent.

The following weekend, our church hosted the Nottingham Big Christmas Sing in aid of Christian Aid. There was lots of audience participation in the singing of a variety of Christmas songs and traditional carols and singers from St. Barnabas, the Rainbow Choir and Westdale Junior School performed special items. This well-attended event raised £450 for Christian Aid.

Two special services for our church took place on 19th December. In the morning the children and young people presented their festival service. This re-told the Christmas story with a modern twist – assuming that the character in the story had access to modern technologies. In the evening, the church choir led our service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services were also well attended and much appreciated and the Christmas season left us feeling very grateful to all those who had planned, led and supported the events and activities of a busy December.