Rosemary, Malcolm and I turned up at the Lime Tree Unit in Glenside Manor Care Home on 18 December to a very warm welcome from Kay and the carers….and the largest attendance by residents we have ever had!
We re-told the Christmas story through narrative and poetry, interspersed with carols and prayers. It was especially moving to see the responses to the familiar music.
A massive thank you to Kay for baking the cakes that awaited us on the heavily laden table and which were greatly enjoyed by everyone there.
We very much look forward to scheduling our services there for 2019.
ST ANDREWS’ SOUTH NEWTON POSADA CRIB SERVICE 2018
Will Joseph and Mary arrive safely? How many will come to help search for all the figures to go into the stable? These were the questions that popped into our heads as we set up for the service - and I am glad to say that the answers were just as we would have wished.
Rosemary Shickle had sent the figures off at the start of Advent and learned of a brief departure from the intended itinerary but was delighted to see them arrive at church on Christmas Eve, safe and sound. And we were 21 adults and 6 children - so plenty of searchers.
This was the 16th year of Rosemary leading this service of carols, accompanied by Malcolm, with narrative and poems read beautifully by Claire, Gabriel and Jessica, and Tim. .
Our searchers are now wise to the lamb hiding in the Christmas tree, and were very quick to find the other figures too. The wise men will join them all at Epiphany in January.