Car Park Christmas for Sheringham church
Lighthouse Community Church in Sheringham has held two of its Christmas services in the open air, including a joint carol service with Sheringham Salvation Army band. Tony Rothe reports.
The Car Park Carols event took place on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon on December 5, when the Sheringham Salvation Army band, right, led the music. Around eighty people attended, and everyone agreed that the band provided a wonderful festive atmosphere.
The guest appearance of some dubious timbrel dancers, bearing a remarkable resemblance to some of the Lighthouse leadership team, provided some laughter during the service, but it is understood they will not be joining the Sheringham SA corps!
The Lighthouse car park sparkled with glowing Christingles the following week as the Car Park Christingle provided an opportunity for everyone to sing a reflective “Silent Night” whilst holding a Christingle orange lit with a glow stick, pictured below.
Music was provided by the Lighthouse music group, led by Connor Winston. The crowd attending included several families, and everyone was invited to take their Christingle home to remind them of the real reason behind the festive celebrations.
Ian Savory, senior leader at Lighthouse said “We held our carol services outdoors last year because of the necessary restrictions at that time, and decided that we would capture the festive atmosphere outdoors again this year, because our Saviour’s birth does give us a lot to celebrate.”
Both events culminated with seasonal refreshments, with some of the mince pies kindly donated by Sheringham Tesco.
There will be the usual 10.15am service next Sunday, December 19, with a Midnight service on Christmas Eve, starting at 11.15pm. The next service will then be at 10.15am on Sunday January 2 next year.
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The photos are courtesy of Lighthouse Community Church.
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