Moving moments at Norwich Christian Centre
You could have heard a pin drop in All Saints’ Centre last week when young singers Megan and Rosie sang a duet at the Centre's annual carol service.
by Katherine Gray
The Centre was very full for the service, held on 19th December at 2pm with many participants sitting round the tables or on the sofas and chairs in the nave while others took up more formal positions in rows in the chancel. Wherever people sat, they took part lustily in the carols, listened to the readings given by Staff and Trustees, enjoyed the thought-provoking yet amusing talk given by Rev Simon Ward, chaplain to the Centre’s Patron, the Bishop of Norwich, and shared in the gently-paced prayers and words of Rev. Janet Wyer, the Centre’s Chaplain.
The “pin drop” moment came, however, when young singers Rosie Baines and Megan Groom sang an unaccompanied duet “The Little Road to Bethlehem”.
Listeners experienced a rare and deeply-moving stillness as they listened to this song and to “Silent Night” presented by the girls, with accompaniment given by Rosie’s sister Emma, and Trustee Katherine. The Musical interlude ended with a trio of voices, guitars and descant recorder in a joyful rendition of “Ding Dong Merrily on high”.
The Carol service is, for many a highlight of the year and for others the only time they experience an act of collective worship and this was very special occasion indeed.
A good tea, with generous portions of chocolate cake and biscuits rounded the afternoon off in a festive and companionable way.
For further information about All Saints’ Centre please visit their website www.allsaintsnorwich.org.uk or call in and see them.
The Centre is next to Westlegate tower, opposite John Lewis’ store.