On Saturday 8th December at 7.30pm there is a concert in two halves by the North Creedy Choral Society for the benefit of the Christmas Tree Festival. To begin with there will be music commemorating the Centenary of the Armistice. The second half includes “Fantasia on Christmas Carols” by R. Vaughan Williams and there will be an opportunity for a carol singalong.
To celebrate raising the first £100,000 for our Roof Appeal on Sunday 9th December at 7.30pm we are delighted that Dame Felicity Lott, International Soprano, will be singing a mix of classical and traditional music for us here in Crediton, accompanied on the piano by Sebastian Wybrew. Vice Admiral Duncan Potts will give a short speech about his local links and career and give an update on the roof appeal.
I would like to draw your attention to some of the special services we have this month. On Sunday 2nd December the Advent Carol Service is at 6pm. On Thursday 6th December there is the Hospiscare ‘Light up a Life’ service at 7pm. The Christingle service with the Town Band is on Sunday 16th December at 3pm and on Sunday 23rd December there will be a Nine Lessons and Carols service at 6pm.
On Christmas Eve the Crib service is at 4.30pm and at the time of writing we hope to have the choir of a local school with us then. Later we welcome the new Bishop of Crediton the Right Revd Jackie Searle who will preach at the Midnight Mass service at 11.30pm.
The Christmas Day service is at 10am and we encourage children to bring a special Christmas gift they have received to the service.
Another service not to miss is the Carols by Candlelight at St Lawrence at 6pm on Sunday 30th December.
Going into January on Sunday 6th January our 9.30am family service in the Boniface Centre will be a new, short, simple version, described elsewhere in the magazine. We hope lots of parents/grandparents will be keen to bring children to this service as we very much want to bring God’s message to a wider age range. And finally later that evening there is an Epiphany Carol service at 6pm.
Finally I wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas and a healthy New Year.