Monday, 29 December 2008

Christmas at All Saints

Christmas Eve service
There was standing room only at All Saints Church for the Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols. The service was led by Revd Alistair Monkhouse and there were readings given by members of village organisations. Old Buckenham Primary School sang "Walking in the Air" and the choir from the High School sang "In the Bleak Midwinter". The local Scouts, Cubs and Beavers sang "While Shepherds watched their flocks by night" to the tune of "On Ilkley Moor Ba' Tat". Other contributions were made by Howard Marshall who sang a Sussex folk carol and the organist, Tom Hilton, who played Herbert Sumsion's Prelude on the "Holly and the Ivy".

Prayers were led by Alison Hannah and the Christmas message was given by Dr Richard Lindner of the RHCCC. The offertory of £563 was given for the work of the St Martin's Housing Trust (Norwich Night Shelter).

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