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Change to Regular Services over the Christmas Period

Hello all, Please be aware of the following changes to our regular services over the Christmas period: Morning and Night Prayer: these will not happen between Christmas and New Year and will resume on the 2nd of January 8am Services: There will be NO 8am on 31st December 10am Services: 31st December will be at St Barnabas in the hall Zoom Services: There will be NO Zoom Communion on 2nd January. This service will resume on 16th January. Many thanks!

The votes are in! Your favourite Christmas Carol of all time is...

  "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing!" And here is the lovely church choir singing it, back in 2020, for our lockdown Christmas service. Pour yourself a little glass of mulled wine, sit back and enjoy! Hark The Herald Angels Sing might have been Top of the Pops, but the voting was tight and the others came very close runners up: At number 2 we had 'Silent Night';  At 3, we had 'In The Bleak Midwinter'; and at number 4, 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'. Other fantastic suggestions included:  It Came Upon The Midnight Clear;  Once in Royal David's City  and Ding Dong Merrily On High Whatever you're tapping your toes to this festive season, we wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Favourite Christmas Carols... what gets your vote?

  Christmas Carols are a time honoured tradition... but which is your favourite? The top four carols sung at All Saints and St Barnabas are: 1. Silent Night 2. In the bleak mid-winter 3. O little town of Bethlehem 4. Hark the herald angels sing We would love to know if you like these the best, or if you have others that you prefer. Perhaps 'Once in Royal David's City', or 'While Shepherds watched their flocks by night' bring back happy memories of childhood nativities. Here's a little history about the four popular carols listed above: Silent night ·          The music for this carol was written in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber with the words by Joseph Mohr, a local catholic priest.  They lived in the small town of Oberndorf bie Salzburg in Austria. ·          The story goes that the church organ was broken due to flooding and so Gruber and Mohr sang this at the frist Christmas Mass, with Mohr on the guitar.  The choire repeated the last 2 lines of each verse