2012

Christmas parties 2012

The Junior Church and Youth Group enjoyed parties on Saturday 22 nd December 2012. Parties for the younger children began at 3.45 pm and for the older children and young people at 6.00 pm.

Everyone came together at 5 o’clock for our traditional pantomime presentation. This was Ali Baba and the 40 2 Thieves, written again this year by Richard G. We had some first-time performers this year – thank you to them and to everyone who organised, participated and helped out at the parties.

 

Pantomime Cast 2012

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Christmas Carol Service 2012

We enjoyed a wonderful service of carols and readings for Christmas again this year.

The choir was led by Phil Hodgson in her first carol service as Choir Director and the organist was Chris Sennett.

We hope that you enjoy our photographs:

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Christmas Festival Service 2012

We are grateful to the Junior Church and Youth Group for leading a wonderful festival service on Sunday 16th December when they led our thoughts with a dramatic presentation of the story of “Three Wise Women” by Mary Hoffman and Lynne Russell.

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Goldsmith Players Autumn Production 2012

Our in-house drama group the Goldsmith Players presented their autumn entertainment on 8th & 9th November.

The plays, “Ripples on the Lake” and “Vin Extraordinaire” and the humorous sketch  “Do It Yourself” were very well received by the appreciative audiences and congratulations go to everyone involved in preparing and presenting such an enjoyable production.

 

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Harvest Festival 2012

The Junior Church and Youth Group led our Harvest Festival service this year on the theme of plants – leading our thinking about the importance of plants in our lives and the many different ways they help us. Their entertaining and thoughtful presentations referred to the uses of plants in medicine, clothing, furniture, building, cosmetics and many various household products as well as food.

Our Primary and Beginners Department give their harvest presentation

Our Primary and Beginners Department give their harvest presentation

The flower arrangements around the church also picked up on the theme of plants and their many uses.

One of our harvest displays

Posted by gdjjennings in 2012, Harvest, Junior Church, Report, Worship

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2012

We had a coffee morning – with plenty of cakes – after our service on 7th October, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

This well-supported event was organised by some of our young people and raise just over £250.

 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2012, charity, Report

International Student visit to Goose Fair 2012

International Student visit to Goose Fair 2012 - walking up to the fair

International Student visit to Goose Fair 2012 – walking up to the fair

We had 18 students for the first activity of our autumn programme of Saturday evening events for international students. They were accompanied to the fair by eleven of our own members.

Goose Fair 2012

Goose Fair 2012

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Stroke Club Autumn Break, October 2012

On the morning of October 1st, thirty-five of us set off by coach from Wilkinson Street, rather later than planned, for our sixth organised break as a club. We had a good journey to Great Yarmouth, arriving at the Royal Hotel on the seafront at about 3.45 pm. The hotel (where Charles Dickens stayed whilst writing David Copperfield) was warm, clean and comfortable; the staff were helpful and the food was good.

We stayed with our coach, driven by a very supportive Ian R., throughout the five days. There were two outings, one to Southwold in Suffolk, a delightful seaside town only about twenty miles from Great Yarmouth, and the other to the beautiful cathedral city of Norwich.

The weather was very kind to us, with brilliant sunshine for most of the time. The evenings were spent with a variety of activities; Scrabble, Rummy-cup, bingo and ballroom dancing. There were a few problems during our stay, such as searching for a hearing aid in the early hours of the morning and listening to John R break into song at every opportunity, but mostly things went well.

Our thanks go to the following Stroke Club regular volunteers and their helpers – Anne B, Jill L, Bob L, Dilys (and Dafyd) H, Liz C, Mary W (and daughter Faye D), Jim M, Beth (and Geoff) H, Linda N (and Brian), Madeline A and Pat M, all very ably lead by the enthusiastic and inspiring John.

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Welcome Sunday 2012

Our Welcome Sunday (on national Back to Church Sunday) was a super event. Here are some photographs taken on the day:

 

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Posted by gdjjennings in 2012, news, Photographs, Report