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Holy Week and Easter 2024

Holy Week and Easter 2024

Thank you to everyone who planned, led, helped at and attended any of our Holy Week and Easter activities or services.

We are grateful to so many, but hope that it is not invidious to mention:

  • The Goldsmith Players, for leadning Palm Sunday worship
  • Church Choir for their presentation of The Crucifixion with soloists from Nottingham RC Cathedral
  • Rev’d Chris Ford for leading our Holy Week Meditations on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
  • Ron Kenyon for leading our Tenebrae Service on Thursday evening
  • Mark Hodgson for leading our Service of the Nails at noon on Good Friday
  • Rev’d Chris Ford for leading our “Eastingle” Children’s Activity Service on Easter Saturday
  • Catherine Jennings and Mark Hodgson for preparing our Easter Breakfast
  • Rev’d Jenny Mills for leading our service of worship and Holy Communion on Easter Sunday
  • the flower arranging team who decorated the church for Easter Day
  • those who provided refreshments after our services

Posted by gdjjennings in 2024, Choir, Current, Easter, events, notices
Platinum Jubilee Weekend

Platinum Jubilee Weekend

Our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations began on Thursday 2nd June as our Church Choir joined with the choirs of Nottingham RC Cathedral and Derby Cathedral for a concert a musical celebration of Her Majesty the Queen in St. Barnabas Cathedral. This included a range of music connected with royal occasions as well as the piece, A life lived with grace, written to be sung as the Jubilee beacons were lit across the Commonwealth.

On Sunday 5th June, as well as celebrating Pentecost, morning worship marked the seventy years of service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
During worship, we received the beautiful Jubilee Bowl, commissioned from Sophie Robins, using some of our grant award from the Arts Councils’ Let’s Create Jubilee Fund.

Following worship, we gathered (mostly in our halls due to the rain and cold) for our Street Party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Choir, events, Photographs, Worship
Christmas Services

Christmas Services

Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday 20 December
:
Painstakingly pre-recorded sound and pictures from our Choir, alongside readings, reflections and plenty of your favourite carols for you to join in!
On YouTube – available for 11.00am

Christmas Eve Holy Communion
Thursday 24 December

Our minister Chris leads us in live worship and invites us to the Lord’s table as we mark the moment of his birth.
On Zoom at 11.30pm
Joining details to follow

Christmas Morning Family Service
Friday 25 December

Christ is born in Bethlehem! A short outburst of joyful praise, in one of two ways:

(a) Live at church at 10.30am
Chris leads worship in the sanctuary, subject to all due Covid precautions, for those who may safely attend: please refer to his recent letter for full guidance. Email standrewswithcastlegate.sec@gmail.com for futher details or to register your intention to attend.

Or (b) Live on Zoom at 10.30am
Alternatively, join Mark H for a simultaneous online version of the same service via Zoom – joining details to follow.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2020, Choir, Christmas, Worship
Evening of Entertainment

Evening of Entertainment

We enjoyed a wonderful evening on 3rd November when the Goldsmith Players, the church Choir, ukulele group, band and others offered a mix of engaging, moving and amusing items to entertain an appreciative and responsive audience, with proceeds going to support our Operation Christmas Child shoe-box appeal.

Thank you to all involved.

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Posted by gdjjennings in 2017, Choir, Goldsmith Players
A little entertainment 2015

A little entertainment 2015

The Goldsmith Players joined the Belgravians to present an evening of entertainment for members of the congregation.

The evening was well-supported and the audience enjoyed a range of short, humorous sketches, recitations and musical numbers, ending with a short selection of items from Les Miserables from the choir.

Thank you to everyone involved.

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Posted by gdjjennings in 2015, Belgravians, Choir, Goldsmith Players, Photographs, Report
Light Night 2014

Light Night 2014

Our church took part in the city centre Light Night again this year.

This was a very successful event with many visitors coming to enjoy the huge variety of activities available in the different spaces with our building.

We had a ceilidh in our large hall; circus skills displays every hour in the church; the choir sang in the church; there was a chance for people to write their prayers or wishes for light to bring more light into the world; the Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra played in our new fellowship room (and were joined by young players from Westdale Junior School for the early part of the evening); there was candle making; the outside of the building was illuminated; family meals were sold in the small hall and tea/coffee and cakes were available in the vestibule.

Here are some photographs of the evening:

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Posted by gdjjennings in 2014, Choir, Photographs
Christmas Services 2013

Christmas Services 2013

Christmas poster 2013

We had a full programme of Christmas events and activities again for Christmas 2012.

We supported others through our “Toy Service” following which gifts were taken to a local women’s refuge, a party for international students and raising money for Framework – our local charity for the homeless – at our carol service.

Santa at Junior Church Christmas Party 2013

The children and young people were an important part of the celebrations, leading a festival service telling us about the history of Christmas carols and having their own parties (including the chance to watch a pantomime and have a visit from Santa Claus). There was also an extra service for children of all ages on Christmas Eve – a crazy, crafty Christingle service.

panto cast 2013

We also had a range of other services, including a service of readings and carols led by our choir and family worship on Christmas Day.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2013, Choir, Christmas, Junior Church, notices, Worship, Youth Group