Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas Eve at All Saints, Old Buckenham

Tin cans and carols

The Church Rooms next to All Saints Church in Old Buckenham will be open throughout Christmas Eve to receive donations of non-perishable food. This is then taken to the St Martins charity in Norwich who are now accommodating over 140 people each night who otherwise would be homeless within Norfolk.
Perhaps you have collected things up now. Bring them along on Christmas Eve, they will all be put to good use.
Christmas Eve is also the time for the annual candlelit service of Carols and Lessons in  All Saints Church, starting at 7pm. The service will include participation by local schools, the Cubs and Beavers and members of the local community. The Venerable Steven Betts, Archdeacon of Norfolk will give the Christmas message.
It has become necessary to cater for the increasing number of the congregation with people coming to attend this service. So again this year additional seating will be available in the Church Rooms and people will be able to take part in the service via a video link from the Church. This arrangement was most successful last year and the possibility of adding a further tv screen to ensure a good view for all attending is being considered.
The collection will be given to the Norwich Night Shelter.

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