Christmas

CHRISTMAS ’17 was celebrated in great style at Christ Church!

As well as the Community Carols followed by Midnight Mass by candlelight and Christmas day services, we held two outreach events…

On TUESDAY DECEMBER 19th for the second year running a great crowd gathered around the fountain courtyard for  CAROLS and all that JAZZ! 

In what is undoubtedly becoming a Brunswick annual tradition Brunswick’s own ROGUES CHOIR, a wonderful group of local people who practice in the parish hall sang a selection of carols and songs, traditional and modern.  And well known jazz singer Michelle Nicholl and her team, who perform each Thursday at our ‘local’ pub, the Brunswick Green, (second only to Christ Church on your must visit in Brunswick list…) did us proud. Had the rain not arrived just as we were due to end they would have kicked on!

Father Christmas arrived with his elfin helper, and countless sizzling sausages were served, and all for free!

CHRISTMAS EVE on a Sunday felt a big strange but it didn’t stop a good crowd of families turning out for our annual ‘Kid in the Crib’ tradition! For the third year running we were blessed with a ‘real’ Jesus! This year, new born Matthias, brother of Isaac, the first star of this gig was like a lamb as he rested in the crib, while a certain amount of godly mayhem ensued!

We never know who’s going to turn up so this is a ‘pop up’ affair, but we had plenty of angels and shepherds and kings as well as a Mary and Joseph!

And as is our custom there was plenty of shaved ice for the kids an sausage rolls, mince pies and Christmas cake in the fountain courtyard afterwards.

But let the pictures tell the story..the Christmas story…

 

 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……