Choirs of Angels?

Posted on 20 December 2008
Cluny Square resounded to the sounds of Christmas on Wednesday night.

About 300 local residents gathered for the annual open air carol service led, this year, by Father James of St. Luke’s. The event was the result of the strenuous efforts of many individuals. local community groups, the police, the churches and Connexions.  Centre-piece went to the choir of Temple Sutton School. Mince pies, mulled wine, hot chestnuts and many of the trappings of Christmas were in abundance… but the mystery of Christmas, the birth of the Son of God for the sins of the world, was celebrated, too. The support of the mayor of Southend and the local ward councillors was a welcome addition to the event and the mayor offered a short message of congratulations to the community for all that it had and was achieving together.

This latest, and best, annual service was originally the brain-child of Ferndale minister, Stephen Dray (who read the Scripture reading), and he was thrilled to see the way in which the community has taken responsibility for the event and embraced it as ‘their own’.


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A lovely time.What a pity the local press were’nt there to report the event!

Comment by Andrew Mumford on 21 December 2008 at 05:47 AM
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