The Tale of the Trees
The first day of the Festival was an
The morning Sung Eucharist was one of our regular series of all-age
and the uniformed organisations, following a sleep-over in the Chruch
hall, were on parade.
This was also the annual Toy Service, and members of the congregation
brought toys to be distributed by Sefton Choices to needy families at
As if this wasn't enough, ten young people were making their first Holy
Communion today, and they played an active part in the service.
A packed congregation worshipped joyfully amidst the fifty shining
following which the second St Faith's Christmas Tree Festival was
declared open and a week of activity began.
On the first evening a very
special event took place.
TV Actor Andrew Lancel was joiuned by Mirfield visitors chanting
and a string quartet for an Advent Celebration service of words and
against the background of the lit trees and a multitude of flickering
the week, groups from local schools came to rush around church
and then stand and deliver little concerts of songs and carols.
Here we see
Monday and Tuesday's visitors: children from Waterloo Primary School,
St John's Church of England School and Merchant Taylors' Junior Boys'
Before the end of each evening session, the trees sparkle with
On Wednesday a military band
played and we sang carols...
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