Wednesday, 18 December 2013


OK, we may have picked the windiest night of the year to do it, but tonight at St James's we had our first open air carol singing session, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

This followed last night's carol singing in Thorburn Square outside St Anne's, and Monday night giving out leaflets to the commuters arriving at Bermondsey Tube Station.

Tonight we did have to shelter in the portico because of the weather but the sound carried well across the square, and lots of people heard us as they walked home through the churchyard.

It was good to get outside and share the Good News of Christmas with the community in a simple straightforward manner, and there was a good turnout of adults and children to sing.
Next year will be even better - and the weather will be too (you see, I am an optimist).

In fact we have been doing almost nothing except sing carols over the last few days.

Yesterday we have a short Christmas service at Bluegrove Care Home in Southwark Park Rd, and today St James's School Key Stage 2 children (juniors) came to the church for their service of carols by candlelight, attended by many parents, governors and friends.

The children were in very good voice and the readers were excellent. All the careful rehearsing paid off abundantly.

St James's School KS2 Carols

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