Morning Prayer will be said in
St David’s Wettenhall on Monday
St Mary’s Acton on Tuesday
St Oswald’s Worleston on Wednesday
St Bart’s Church Minshull on Thursday
St Mary’s Acton on Saturday
Communion will be celebrated on behalf of everyone, by the vicar, in a church in the group on Sundays.
There is no need for anyone to attend but a very small number can if the personal need is great.
5th January 2020
St Bart’s is closed for remodelling.
All services normally held in the church will be in the Village Hall.
Re-opening approximately end of Feb to Middle of March 2020.
Carols and Readings with Sound & Light. Christmas Eve Service 24th Dec. 2019.
The church was full to bursting on Christmas Eve for our annual carol service, with Ruth Edge playing the organ and the Weaver Quintet accompanying her. As the readings by villagers and members of the congregation were heard, interspersed with favourite carols, the lighting effects changed with colours, sparkles and stars. Videos of the Annunciation and Star of Bethlehem appeared and the quintet played a Selection of Old Carols by Gustav Holst. The Rev. Anne led prayers and gave the final Christmas Blessing before the service ended with Images of Christ on the big screen, extra lighting effects and ‘Who wants to Live Forever’ sung by Collabro. Thank you to all who came, from both near and far, to join us in our celebration of the Birth of Christ.
We had a great crowd for our Messy Nativity play with most of the children choosing to take part and dressing up. We lit the fourth candle in our advent crown and we were pleased to welcome visitors from far and near. Four legged “Alfie” came with his special jumper on and was the centre of attention for patting. Afterwards came refreshments and games, pinning the nose on Rudolf and passing the parcel where everyone won an activity book for Christmas. Merry Christmas to all our friends, we hope you have a lovely time and especially remember those who have moved away from the village in the past year and can no longer be with us.
The ladies seemed to enjoy themselves and all went home with door wreaths and table arrangements.
Rachael, Jane and Elizabeth even found time to make a garland of ribbons, there are some creative ladies in the village!
They enjoyed a delicious lunch of soup and bread and of course plenty of mince pies.
The group raised £110 towards church funds!
It was a great crowd that turned up for our annual Carols round the Tree gathering this year, but after a day of rain, we stayed inside to avoid the soggy churchyard. The TCTC Group Band did is proud as they went through a repertoire of carols in three sections, with mulled wine, glasses of wine, orange juice, Christmas cake, sweets, mince pies, crisps and snacks, available in every break. John told a story of a remembered Christmas from a young girls life and the Rev. Anne gave a ‘Thank You’ speech at the end and wished everyone a Merry Christmas.
Thank you to all who helped and attended this free evening, held to say thank you from the church, for the help and support of everyone throughout the year.