Recent activities

Celebrate@4 – Christmas edition

We met on 10 December for an afternoon of Christmas craft activities and our informal  all age worship.

The crafts were many and varied and included cooking activities, making ‘count your blessings’ jars, wire coat hanger snowmen, Christmas tree pictures and bird feeders. Over 20 children and their families joined in and the atmosphere was noisy, fun and creative!

In our worship we heard from some angels who told us what they were up to ‘that night’ when the baby was born. We had a ‘hunt the nativity figure’ game and made a lot of noise during our Carol singing!

We finished with a very energetic version of ‘The 12 days of Christmas’ which involves everyone standing up during the ‘day’ that relates to the month of their birthday (ie 1st day of Christmas = January etc)

Finally, our teenage helper, Daisy, raised over £60 in donations for her chosen charity ‘Water Aid’ by selling her home made mince pies and Christmas cards. We were also pleased to add our own donations from the afternoons activities. Daisy also showed her film she had made, which featured all our ‘Celebrate@4’ family in various Christmas jumpers and accessories, singing along to Band Aid’s ‘Do they know it’s Christmas’ – well done Daisy – a fab and fun project!

Birdingbury Christmas Concert

Birdingbury::Concert

Birdingbury Boys and Girls choirs came together to sing at a concert on Saturday 3 December, at St Leonards. Several choir members also performed separate numbers for the concert which included other Christmas  readings and singing.

Superb canapés and wine were served during the interval. The event was attended by over 90 people with over 20 performing. A great ‘Prelude to Christmas’

Many thanks especially to Mel and Ian Palmer, Sue and Peter Law and all those who performed, helped and supported it!

Cushion making

 

On Saturday, a group of Ladies from Stretton Ladies Fellowship, spent the day making cushions for the Breast Cancer unit at Warwick Hospital, where they are greatly appreciated.

Harvest Supper at Birdingbury

Our village harvest supper was magnificently organised by Liz and Gaynor with lots of helpers, and attended by nearly 60 people. Hosted by Birdingbury Club, we sat at trestle tables and enjoyed a superb harvest offering of roasted ham with a variety of salads. Table monitors took responsibility for carving and serving the meat. Veggie options included delicious quiches. Home made apple crumbles and pies followed with lashings of custard and cream. 

A lovely sociable evening with chatter and laughter. We were delighted to be joined by new Rector Rev Ali and husband Pete.