We did our very first service at St Francis School on Christmas Eve. I am delighted to say that the school assembly hall was, as expected, packed with parents and children. A big thank you to Rachel, Lucy and Bethany for repeating the Christingle Play. And a special thanks also to those of you who so kindly turned out on the Saturday morning before Christmas Eve to make a hundred
Christingles. We really appreciated those who laboured at putting out the chairs the Friday before, who set up the sound and multimedia and organised the publicity. It was a major team effort!

For us, it was a hugely important service and attracted nearly 200 people. Every child received a Christingle, and a book to go along with the Bible society Christmas video, “The Greatest Journey.” It was a wonderful afternoon and, I am delighted to say, all the technology worked perfectly!