Christmas

CHRISTMAS was well celebrated at Christ Church!

On TUESDAY DECEMBER 20th @ 6.30 p.m.  a great crowd gathered around the fountain courtyard for  CAROLS and all that JAZZ! 

The Rogues choir lead the singing..

The Rogues choir lead the singing..

It will undoubtedly become a Brunswick annual tradition! Featuring Brunswick’s own ROGUES CHOIR, a wonderful group of local people who practice in the parish hall each Tuesday evening. The  GEORGIA BROOKS SWINGTET entertained the crowd as they enjoyed the Christmas SAUSAGE SIZZLE and the children welcomed Santa who distributed lollies with the generosity we have come to expect of him, ably assisted by a couple of his trusty elves!

Santa and his helpers..

Santa and his helpers..

…..and of course FATHER CHRISTMAS

 

It was a scorcher on SATURDAY 24th CHRISTMAS EVE, but it didn’t stop a good crowd gathering for our

 4 p.m.  ‘pop up’ telling of the Christmas story called ‘Kid in the CRIB ‘

keeping the 'pop up' Kid in the Crib under control is an annual challenge..

keeping the ‘pop up’ Kid in the Crib under control is an annual challenge..

In 2015 we welcomed Isaac as as our ‘live’ Jesus and this year another Isaac (known as Isaac 2) and his parents

Olivia and Gabriel took centre stage, surrounded by shepherds, kings, angels, elves and even a reindeer!

“Gold, FRANKENSTEIN and I can’t remember the other one….” answered a young well dressed king when quizzed about the three gifts brought to the manger at the first Christmas…..

The 40 minutes of godly mayhem was followed by shaved ice, sausage rolls (400 were consumed that day!) and mince pies. And there was the most wonderful chocolate cake with our Christmas image of the church, which had made its way into many homes and hands via our parish Christmas card.

11 p.m.  Community Carols was followed by MIDNIGHT MASS, and the next morning several rather superior Santa hats displaying ‘buon Natale’ brought an international flavour to the 10 am mass with carols.

 

Christians believe that the destiny of every person rests with the child whose birth in the hidden life of a back street stable we celebrate in these days……