Carols with a difference at North Norfolk church
2011 : The carol services at Sheringham Baptist Church this year will depart from the traditional format, as the church continues its drive to appeal to those in the community who wouldn’t normally come to church.
The morning meeting at 10.30am on 18th December will take the form of a Celtic Communion, with carols.
“Communion will be shared in a way which is both thoughtful and meaningful and yet with a Christmas flavour” said the church’s pastor, Rev Bryan Pickard; “Although aimed at our regular attenders, anyone is welcome, although there will not be any separate activities for children or young people”.
The church's candle-lit carol service at 4pm that afternoon will be informal and friendly, and aimed at families. “For the first time ever, we will make this a café-style meeting, to help people to interact with each other, rather than just sitting in rows, looking at me!” explained Bryan.
The afternoon will feature the “Gospel Voices” youth gospel choir, as well as puppets and drama, and some favourite carols. Festive refreshments will be served.
The Christmas Day celebration will be at 10.15am on the following Sunday.