127 people crowded in to St Leonard’s, last Friday (21st) to celebrate Christmas through the traditional service of Lessons and much-loved Carols. Throughout the service the church was lit solely by candles which added to the warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Lessons were read by people of all ages ranging from 11 to 70+ and everyone joined in the uplifting singing. The service concluded with seasonal refreshments. The collection was shared between St Leonard’s and the Salvation Army; a cheque for £200 has already been sent to the Salvation Army. Afterwards, almost 50 people went across to enjoy chips, sandwiches and the ever-welcoming atmosphere of The Blacksmith’s Arms.
The next special service at St Leonard’s will be Plough Sunday on Sunday, January 13th at 11.15 This will be followed by a Ploughman’s Lunch in the Village Hall for which there will be a charge of £8 per adult.