"And here it is..." Now that dates me,  doesn't it?! Ah well...!

Looking back to November, the church was packed for our Remembrance Service on November 13th with a lovely lot of children and young people in their

different uniforms and so on. There were also a good number of people by the Lych Gate for the start of the service and for the two minutes' silence. A big thank you to John Capon who once again brough his PA along so that everyone could hear; it makes such a difference out there.

Following on from that, we had the collection of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Over 100 boxes went off in the end but no doubt there will be something elsewhere in the Magazine to tell you the exact number. In any case, thank you to all who contributed to those in any way. I'm sure your kindness will be much appreciated by the chidren who receive a shoebox.

For those of you who are on the church rota for Sidesmen, Readers and Intercessors, please let me know if you are unable to continue with these duties then I can update my lists accordingly. If I don't hear anything from you, I'll assume you're happy to continue. Of course, please feel free to contact me if you would like to take on any of those duties!

Now, looking forward to December! It will, as usual, be a busy month for everyone! The sevices for the month are in the Parish Magazine, listed on the Services page of the website and also on the website's calendar. The Feniton Carol Service takes place on Sunday 18th at 5 pm so make sure you've got that date in your diary.

Christingle, on Christmas Eve at 4 pm is always very busy so best to try to arrive early rather than late if you'd like a seat in the main body of the church! There is plenty of room for everyone but you mught have to stand at the back or squeeze in a corner otherwise!! It's lovely and all good fun!

On December 17th at 7 pm the Bowling Club and the church meet together for an evening of Carols by Candlelight. There is a 'Bring and Share' supper with chat, entertainment and/or games so it's a very pleasant evening and gets you in the mood for Christmas of you're not already there!! On December 15th at 7.30 pm there is the annual carol singing at The Nog. Also a fun evening to take you away from the present wrapping and last minute shopping!

And, before you know where we are, it will be January and another year! Whatever you're doing this Festive Season, I hope you have a very happy, joyous and peaceful time. See you next year!!

 

Gill Walker

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