The Tale of the Trees

Part Two...

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

The first day of the Festival was an action-packed one.

The morning Sung Eucharist was one of our regular series of all-age worship,
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 Christmas.
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 trees,
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 plainsong
and a string quartet for an Advent Celebration service of words and music
against the background of the lit trees and a multitude of flickering candles


Throughout 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' School

 Before the end of each evening session, the trees sparkle with extra life

On Wednesday a military band played and we sang carols...
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