Reverend John Leonard led this special service of thanksgiving. There were modern and traditional songs and hymns, and special prayers to include all those in the world who have such a problem accessing the food they need.
There was a most generous amount of donations. On Thursday afternoon Reverend John and the Verger Paul Crowson did a magnificent job wheeling the wheelbarrow full plus fifteen bags of goods.
As you will see elsewhere there will be short service in the church after the service at the Memorial. For those who find standing for some time at the Memorial this would be a good opportunity to spend time in reflection.
The normal communion service will start at the earlier time of 9.30am.
In the afternoon the church will be open from 1pm to 4pm for a chance to see the exhibition and pause to think about the sacrifices made.
We are greatly looking forward to hosting the Watermead Singers. The choir meet in Elizabeth Park, Thurmaston each Thursday afternoon.
The concert title is:
Lights, Camera, Action!
Songs from stage and screen.
The mezzo-soprano Olivia Thornber will also perform.
Tickets £8 to include cheese and wine can be had from Gamble and Hollis, Papermoon and Vicki Friend 0781 386 3866.
The season of Advent is getting closer and David the Donkey is lost. He knows he’s supposed to be on a journey, and he’s sure it’s with Mary and Joseph, but where he is going, he does not know.
Well let me fill you in. We’re taking our “Posada” Spanish, meaning ‘lodging place’, which is what the figures will do as they stay overnight in different places on a journey through December, beginning on Advent Sunday the 3rd, in homes and shop windows in Syston. Mary, Joseph, David, if we find him, and a flock of sheep.
If you would like to host our Posada for 24 hours, please contact Wendy on firstname.lastname@example.org.