Friday, 22 November 2013

Autumn Fair

Our Autumn Fair took place on Saturday 9th November.  We were lucky because the weather was kind that day which means that more people come along and joined in our day.  Lots of preparation always takes place in the months, weeks and hours leading up to the fair and this year was no exception.  Tables were moved into position and stalls set out for our visitors to enjoy.  The months of hard work began to pay off as things took shape. 
 
When the doors opened at 2pm our visitors joined us to enjoy our wonderful stalls.  These included our lovely cake stall, homemade jams, bathroom stall, craft stall and bottle and chocolate tombolas.
 
There was entertainment for some of our younger visitors too, as one of our stalls was a toy stall and a tombola which gave a ‘prize every time’.
 
The ‘kitchen ladies’ worked tirelessly as always, providing refreshments for both the workers and visitors alike.  Personally I enjoyed a few lovely cups of coffee and a nice pavlova, yum yum.
 
It was lovely to see so many join us for our Autumn fair and if you weren’t able to make it this time then look out for forthcoming events on our ‘Future Events’ page.
 
Many thanks to everyone who helped both on the day of the fair and for the months leading up to it.  We couldn't do it without all of your help.  Thanks also to our visitors who helped it make it such a success.  Hope you enjoyed your visit and please come again!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Harvest Festival

On Sunday 6th October we celebrated our Harvest Festival.  This is always a wonderful service as it's a time for us all to get together and celebrate the end of a wonderful summer and the beginning of our preparation for Christmas.

This year we gathered together at 10am (which gave us all a nice lie in), and we were lucky enough that a few new people joined us this year.  We were joined for the main church service by our Junior Church children - our Fish Club - who celebrated the service with us and helped make it extra special.  The children showed us the little 'church mouse' who was baked into our harvest loaf then helped us by taking the prayers during the service.  One of our children even read out the Lord's Prayer for us.

As always the church was decorated beautifully for this wonderful celebration and the team did a marvellous job.  These donations of fresh fruit were distributed to local, elderly people who live alone and the non perishable food will be taken to the People's Kitchen in Newcastle to help them with their work.

       

 This Harvest service was followed by coffee and biscuits which allowed many of us to mingle together and chat afterwards.

A massive thank you to all the people who both helped to decorate the church and to those who'll be delivering this much needed food to the People's Kitchen.

Please consider joining us for a church service or alternatively, think about coming along to one of our 'activities' and getting a 'feel' for the place.  You will be made most welcome!