Pictures of some of the things we have been doing will be found on our ‘Flickr’ site
A new banner appeared in All Saints Church during All-Saints-tide. It is the culmination of a year's work by the Banner Group which started when they asked members of the congregation to make tracings of their hands: all those hands have been brought together to represent the church as "many members yet one body" (1 Corinthians 12: 20).
The Vicar used the banner as the focus of her address at the All Saints Together service on the fourth Sunday before Advent, pointing out the impact we can have when we all join together to worship and serve God. Just as visitors have been deeply impressed by the banner itself, so we want them to be equally impressed by what it stands for: our unity and colourful enthusiasm as the body of Christ.
The Christmas Tree Festival is over for another year It was a great event with well over 3000 visitors enjoying the beautifully decorated trees. Thanks to all involved in any way in making it a success
For those interested, the winning school tree this year was Appleton Wiske Primary School in support of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and sponsored by Devonshire Hotel and Spa Bolton Abbey. The winning non school tree was the Breast Cancer Support Group tree sponsored by Specsavers Opticians.