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Lent & Easter 2019 issue

News from the Pews

Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights in Waterlooville Precinct were switched on on Saturday 17th November, with music, funfair, stalls and a lantern procession.

That same day we held a party in St George’s Hall in celebration of 65th, 70th and 75th birthdays - Steve, Colin and Tony.

Church Christmas Bazaar

Our Church Bazaar was on Saturday 1st December, with stalls and games, tombolas and a grand raffle. Despite the inclement weather a marvellous £1527.31 was raised, about the same as last year.

Games and Puzzles Stall

Human Fruit Machine

Plant Stall

The Sunday School presented their Nativity Play during the 10am service on 23rd December - with Amber as Narrator, accompanied by Shepherds, Angels, an Innkeeper and of course Mary and Joseph.

In the evening our Christmas Carol Service, “A Journey of Hope” included readings, much loved carols, and beautiful choral music. Following this there were hot mince pies and glasses of delicious mulled wine.

And so we came to Christmas Eve and our Christingle Service for families at 5pm with traditional oranges symbolising the world, the red ribbon of Christ, with sweets representing all God’s creations. A candle at the top “of the world” lit to show that Jesus brings light and hope to all.

At 11.30pm St George’s was almost full for Midnight Mass, and on Christmas morning there were services at 8am and 10am.

Our Christmas Tree stayed up until Sunday 3rd February when  the Christmas season came to an end with the celebration of Candlemas. After the service we enjoyed a “Bring and Share” lunch together in the Church Hall.

Our Parish Breakfast on Sunday 20th January raised £77 for the Waterlooville Food Bank.

Janet Johnson

Carols in the Precinct

Parish Breakfast