All Saints Church
Serving the community of Newton Hall

TAG | christmas

Dec/13

11

Senior Citizen Christmas Lunch 2013

In conjunction with Durham Lions, All Saints hosted a Christmas Lunch for a final total of 72 Senior citizens from our local community.

“Hi Joanne
George and I got tremendous pleasure from being with you, your  guests, volunteer helpers including those from Framwellgate School and the entertainers from the Blue Coat School at the Christmas party that you had so ably organised.  There was a lovely cross-section of the local community involved in many different ways. It was a wonderful culmination of effort.  I know that Adam was delighted with the results of our project.  It was especially a great result bearing in mind that you had not organised such a large party before.  Durham Lions congratulate you and your army of volunteers on  the success of your efforts.

I have attached a ‘thank you’ poster that we sent to Adam, who is going to display it in the store.  We thought you may like to put a copy of it on your notice board.

Durham Lions would like to take this opportunity of  wishing you and your helpers a very happy Christmas”

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Dec/11

11

Christmas Nativity

Our annual Nativity was again a huge success.  This year Junior church re told the story from the perspective of a news desk with outside broadcasts from Rome, Nazareth and Bethlehem.  The older children acted as reporters and the younger children made up the stable tableau.  The all acted and sang beautifully.

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Dec/11

10

Nativity Set Collection

The Mothers Union of All Saints Church held a coffee morning and displayed a collection of approx 30 Nativity Sets.

Some were hand knitted, others from around the world made in wood,glass,cardboard and plastic.

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Dec/11

7

The Christmas Journey

This year we transformed All Saints into a special place to retell the events of the Birth of Christ and take local children on a Christmas Journey.  Using gazebos we took the children on a series of visits to meet various characters of the Christmas story.  We invited children in from local schools, brownies and playgroup and over 3 days we took 300 children on their Christmas Journey.

We started hearing the story of the gift of God’s creation and then headed to Mary’s kitchen to witness Gabriel’s visit.  We then moved to the shepherd’s hillside where they heard the good news and followed them to the stable.  At the stable we heard the story of Christmas Eve from the animals and then on to the house of the Wise Men.  Finally the story of Jesus life, God’s gift of a second and new creation to transform the world.  It was a magical experience and we hope helped the children understand what Christmas is all about.

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Dec/10

22

Carol Singing with the Neighbours

Some of the members of All Saints were joined by local band Jazz in My Pants to lead us in our carol singing. Despite the cold and the snow, we were in high spirits and lifted our voices to all people shopping and passing by.

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Dec/10

19

Carols and Nativity

Today saw the annual “Nativity Service with Carols” at All Saints, the pictures shows some of our young people who performed and wrote the play themselves. The play took a modern twist on the traditional Christmas story with angels breaking the news of Jesus’ arrival to Mary as she did the shopping at the supermarket and even included a brief appearance from Simon Cowell and Lord Alan Sugar!!

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Dec/10

9

Boys Brigade welcome the District

Our very own Boys Brigade Company, (1st Newton Hall), were very pleased to host the Carol Service for the District.

It proved to be a good chance for lots of different Companies to get together and share in the worship and activities.

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