Yesterday saw a marathon merry messy Christmas special - 3 hours of festive fun with lots of highlights. St Nicolas Church Choir made a wonderful guest appearance and treated us to come carols whilst we did craft acitivites and face-painting. Then there were some games during which we ate quite a lot of chocolate!
Nearly everyone was involved in telling the Christmas story - a very messy nativity with a bumper crop of shepherds and angels and a very stylish star! And we danced... and danced some more!
Boosting our energy levels was a lovely buffet tea accompanied by mulled wine and fruit punch. There was also the most amazing spread of cakes, mince pies and chocolate-coated marshmallows. The sweet centre-piece was a gingerbread nativity - it seemed too good to eat... but we managed it!
Thanks to team members who worked behind the scenes to make it such a fun event and to everyone for coming along.
Over the next week we have a few special services to which you are most welcome:
Sunday 23 December, 6pm - Festival of Lesson & Carols
Christmas Eve, 4pm - Family Carols & Crib Service
Christmas Eve, 11.30pm - First Communion of Christmas
Christmas Day, 10.30am - Family Communion
The next Messy Church St Nicolas will be on Sunday 27 January 2013.
Until then we wish you a very happy, peaceful and blessed Christmas and send you our love and prayers for the New Year.