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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

St Giles Church

Carols round the village went well this year. A smaller number than usual braved the elements to sing and collect money for Arthritis Research but I was delighted to be able to send a donation of £200.

Many thanks to everyone who attended and provided refreshments at church afterwards; also to Deanwood Lodge where we sang  first, following on the Wednesday afternoon with a longer service of  communion and plenty of carols, where a room full of residents joined in heartily.

Our midnight service on Christmas Eve - a cold night which saw the candles flickering and the Christmas tree glowing - was attended by around 30 people to greet Christmas day in the traditional way.

The joint service on January 1st was presided over by Rev.Jean Herrick and had representatives from all the churches.

Once again I wish you a very happy new year and hope to see some of you at St. Giles in 2017.

Marnie Mitchell.

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