Come and join our Christmas Carol Extravaganza on Saturday (December 8) at St Mark’s, any time from 10.30am.
The day starts with coffee at 10.30am followed by carols from 11am and a light lunch at 12.30pm.
There are plenty of favourite carols to join in with – O come, O come Emmanuel; Silent Night; Hark! the herald-angels sing; Good King Wenceslas; The Holly and the ivy; O come, all ye faithful, and many, many more. There will also be ‘Christmas Rhythm’, a piece by Geoff Willis with eight Christmas carols hidden within. The audience can have some fun identifying them.
All the pieces and carols will be played on ‘Emily’, our treasured Edwardian organ, with other instruments sometimes to help her out. Bob Shatwell is MC, and he’s leading ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ at the end, so anything could happen! Donations welcome in aid of Emily. There will also be a raffle.
Emily is 106, and has a few tricks! You’ll hear surprising sounds you wouldn’t expect. A short demo will reveal her eccentricities, and the need to raise funds.
Advent is here which means Christmas is on the way, and what better way to start your celebrations with a bit of carol-singing?
Join us on Sunday afternoon (December 2) at St George’s, Badshot Lea, for Top 10 Carols. Sing your favourite carols and help raise money for the St George’s heating fund. All are welcome – whether you can sing or not. Come along from 3.30 to 4.30pm.
Come to St George’s Church, Badshot Lea, on Monday (November 19) to celebrate the switching on of the Christmas lights at 6pm. There will be hot dogs, hot chocolate and mulled wine available to buy, and music from the Sea Cadets, the Badshot Lea Infant School choir and the church choir.
Picture by Geert Pieters, Unsplash
The Carillon singers will be hold their Christmas Concert in St George’s Church on Friday December 8th at 7.30. There will be a variety of music, traditional and Christmas, followed by refreshments. There will be a retiring collection in aid of St George’s Fabric fund.
Jonathan Jones is returning to St Mark’s, Alma Lane, Upper Hale to help raise money for Emily the Organ. He will be presenting a Christmas Treasury on Saturday December 9th at 7:00pm. Please come along for an evening with a Christmas feel, relaxed candle lit atmosphere. There will be a donations bar, raffle and some lovely music from Emily. There will be retiring collection in aid of the saving Emily the organ. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Come Carol Singing outside Farnham URC on 9 Dec from 14:00 for Christian Aid. Singers and collectors needed; can you let me know if you can manage some time email@example.com. Also I`m afraid that cannot really continue as the co-ordinator of the annual door to door collection, as it requires someone either living in Hale or with a motor. I`ll be very happy to brief the next volunteer; it`s all straightforward, though a silver tongue is an advantage !! Thanks.
Our Knitted Nativity or Knitivity will travel from home to home during Advent. Would you like to host them just as the reluctant Inn keeper does in the nativity story? Booking can be done by contacting Kris: 07876 204665 / firstname.lastname@example.org