CHRISTMAS EVE CRIB & CAROL SERVICE 2019

The Church was packed for this service, which was led by Norman & Ann Dawson, with their usual blend of gravitas & humour.

There were the traditional readings given at this time of year, interspersed with Carols, along with seasonal choral pieces, performed by the Wenning Voices to their usual high standard.

The retiring collection was shared between St. John's Hospice and the Lancaster & District Homeless Action Service.

After the service, wine & mince pies were enjoyed by a full house at The Old Rectory.

The pictures below show how beautifully the Church was decorated for this festive season:

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BIBI CONCERT

Posters were produced, tickets sold, flowers arranged, candles lit and the Friends of St James the Less welcomed BiBi Heal, the International Soprano, in an uplifting musical evening on Saturday 5th October.

Bibi’s beautiful voice reached out to every one of us; she was ably accompanied by Lauryna Sableviciute on the piano and by Jeremy Heal on the saxophone.

Mark Cannon, our Vicar, was an excellent compere, the 100 Club Tickets were drawn, raffle prizes won and a delicious supper enjoyed.

It certainly was an evening to remember.

This picture shows Bibi, Lauryna, Jeremy and Mark at the concert:

 

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AN "AFTERNOON TEA"

On Sunday, 17th March 2019, a celebratory "Afternoon Tea" was held in the Church to say A BIG THANK YOU to Friends & members of the 100 Club for their tremendous support over the past 6 years.

Welcome drinks were served as guests arrived and after short presentations from the Chair of the Friends, Colin Burford. and the Secretary of The Tatham History Society, Mike Winstanley, everyone took their seats to enjoy a homemade afternoon tea.

The picture below shows one of the tables set out for the event:



Some of the comments made were:

"All the sandwiches & cakes were absolutely delicious and it was beautifully presented - a proper tea party!"

We met friends, old & new, and made some new ones, as did so many. A great community event."

"It was a lovely gesture."

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