Our traditional candlelit carol service was once again full to capacity as the village gathered to celebrate the start of Christmas in style. Our service is always candlelit completely with individual candles issued to all service goers. The service was a mix of traditional carols intermixed with short drama and scripture readings as well as the choir leading the singing and having their own solo spot. The highlight for many is the childrens participation in the service. This year the small ones met at the front to celebrate the angels calling the shepherds to worship at the manger and a second drama featured the traditional baby which always seems to be provided for our annual event. Once again this year not one but two babies made the grade so the honours were split between them. Baby James Michael and her appropiately named Mother Mary played baby Jesus. Baby Ruby Elizabeth and her Mother Helen played John the Baptist and only just made the service in time, being born just under four days earlier, so was her first real outing.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.