Christmas 2014

A lighted candle in a Christingle celebration

Christmas is an opportunity to take the love of God into homes, pubs, shops and people’s lives, and throughout December we’ve been running a busy programme of events aiming to do just that. Some highlights are listed here: also see our Services and Events page.

Christmas Eve/Day services

Lighting the candles on Christmas morning
A reflective Midnight service on Christmas Eve was followed by an all age celebration on Christmas morning. It was good to welcome many guests to both.

Left: Lighting all the Advent wreath candles on Christmas morning: God has come into our world!

Candlelit Carol Service

Sunday December 21 at 7.00 pm

A choir leading a Carol service

Carols by candlelight

We joined with members and friends from Selly Park Baptist Church to sing traditional carols led by a choir and instrumentalists, who also presented some solo songs. A big crowd stayed afterwards for mulled wine and mince pies.

Carol singing in pubs is an ancient tradition which we are more than happy to preserve! We launched the Christmas festivities at the Selly Park Tavern on Monday December 1.

Carol singing in the Selly Park Tavern

Carol singing in the Selly Park Tavern

On Friday December 19 we were at a very cheerful Highbury pub in Dads Lane.

Playing instruments and singing

Leading carol singing in the Highbury

On Saturday December 6 we joined friends from Selly Park Baptist Church at the Stirchley Co-op.

Carol singing in the Co-op

Carol singing in the Co-op with Selly Park Baptist Church: invite one church, get one free

Carol singing in the Co-op

Our junior percussionist doesn’t seem too impressed with our efforts

Friday December 12, 10.30 am – noon

Conversation at Coffee Mates

Conversation at Coffee Mates

Helpers at Coffee Mates

Thank you to our wonderful team of helpers and all who serve throughout the year

The last Coffee Mates of the year included mulled wine, Stollen, mince pies and some Christmas carols.

All money raised today and during the last few months will go to the Kenya Kindergarten project.

Stollen at Coffee Mates

Stollen: one of the Christmas treats on offer at Coffee Mates