Sunday Bulletin 31 December 2017

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 7 January 2018: Baptism of the Lord
10am Morning Worship at St Stephens
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
services led by the Minister
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
PASTORAL CARE Peter, or the Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Pastoral Assistant, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.
MINISTER’S HOLIDAYS Peter will be on holiday from 27 December to 3 January inclusive. For any pastoral matters, please contact your elder, or the Rev Robert Brookes, minister of Cawdor and Croy churches (01667 493 717).
FOOD FOR FAMILIES Following yet another successful year of the Food for Families project, I am delighted to let you know that Ann and David Sutherland have extended their generosity to provide the mince for the Food for Families project once again this year. Some other local suppliers provide other donations. Last year the project provided 3,057 meals, which was a fantastic effort from all the teams involved, and be assured all meals were gratefully received by individuals and families who were in need, we hope to maintain the number of meals delivered this year. Over the six years of providing this service we have all helped to provide 15,709 meals! Many thanks to those who have already cooked and we have another date for cooking macaroni for week commencing 8th January. All the ingredients are supplied and if you would like to help please contact Christine Mackenzie christinemac73<at>hotmail.com
GIVING TREE Old High: Thank you for the generous donations for the Gateway Homeless Trust. Over 70 parcels have been received and the items of warm clothing and surprise treats will be greatly appreciated by my homeless men and women in our city this Christmas- Diana Fraser and Sheila MacLeod. St Stephen’s: Thanks to all who contributed gifts for Beechwood, Cale House, Manna House, Mackenzie Centre, Hilton Village (Social Work), Porterfield Prisoners’ Children, and Barnardo’s Springboard- all much appreciated- Cliff Sim.
EMAIL CONTACTS We would like to make more use of email to keep in touch with congregation members and friends. We have email addresses for many people in the congregation, but if we do not have yours, would you please notify our Church Administrator, Pat MacLeod: invernesschurch<at>gmail.com
GOING FORWARD SURVEY AND CONGREGATIONAL RETREAT We are very sorry that those who attended the Congregational Retreat on 4 November did not get the chance to discuss the Community Survey by Kerrera Wilson and the proposals for outreach projects. As we did promise that that would happen, we propose to hold another, shorter meeting solely for the congregation to give feedback on the proposals. This will take place on the morning of Saturday 20 January 2018- please keep your diary free! The report and proposals are available on our website http://oldhighststephens.com/going-forward-survey-report/. If you would like paper copies, please contact our Church Administrator. Linda Philip, Session Clerk.
SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS should be sent to the Church Administrator at invernesschurch<at>gmail.com. Deadline is Wednesday at 12 noon. Please keep all items as brief as possible, and include contact details (phone and/or email).
OTHER NEWS
THE HIGHLANDS SUPPORT REFUGEES (THSR) is a local charity currently operating out of Conon Bridge in need of both donations and money to fund the dispatching of aid. Since starting 3 years ago, we have sent thousands of boxes of aid to refugees across Europe and beyond. We are 100% volunteer effort, stretching from Moray to Shetland, and all towns and villages in between and also help refugees in Syria, Lebanon and across Europe. We collect donations of clothing, toiletries, baby bottles/nappies, pans, sleeping bags, socks and shoes, pack them into labelled boxes and transport them to the refugees most in need. We raise funds to pay for the transport too. Some of our volunteers have helped, and continue to support, refugees on the ground in Greece, France and Macedonia. In addition to sending aid, we work with local communities resettling refugees, and engage with local schools, churches and clubs, helping to educate people on the refugee crisis particularly in Alness, Kinlochleven and Inverness. If you are able to help this Christmas contact James Shewan, Secretary at jemshewan<at>gmail.com. Website: https://thehighlandssupportrefugees.com/
VOCATIONS INFORMATION DAY Saturday 10 February 2018 at The Conforti Institute, Coatbridge. For those with an interest in Ministry of Word and Sacrament, Diaconal Ministry or Readership, and as a much wider exploration of the ministry of the whole people of God; compulsory for potential candidates for ministry. . For more information, speak to the Minister or visit http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/serve/ministries_council/education_and_support/vocations-information-day

Funeral Announcement – Dr Neil Turner Bratten

Dr Bratten, 11 Harris Road, Inverness, died at Raigmore Hospital on Monday 18 December 2017.

He was 88 years of age.

Dr Bratten’s funeral will be held on Friday 5 January 2018 at 1.30pm at John Fraser & Son Service Room.

Interment at 2.30pm at Kilvean Cemetery, Kilvean Road, Inverness IV3 8JN.

The funeral Director is John Fraser & Son, 17-19 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA (01463 233366).

Funeral Announcement – Mrs Nora McKinnon

Mrs Nora McKinnon, 49a Muirfield Road, Inverness, died on Wednesday 20 December 2017.

She was 93 years of age.

Mrs McKinnon’s funeral will be held on Thursday 4 January 2017 at 12 noon at St Stephen’s Church, Southside Road, Inverness IV2 4XA.  Thereafter to Inverness Crematorium, Kilvean Road, Inverness IV3 8JN.

The funeral director is William T Fraser & Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness (01463 243232).

Death of Mrs Helen Anderson, widow of former minister the Rev Colin Anderson

Congregation members will be sad to hear of the death in Glasgow this week of Helen Anderson, the widow of our previous Minister, the Rev Colin Anderson.

Helen and Colin were at Old High St Stephen’s from 1994 until Colin’s retirement in 2003. Colin died in 2011.

The Very Rev John Miller will conduct Helen’s funeral service at Clydebank Crematorium on Friday 22 December at 2.30pm.

Please contact us if you require further information.

Please remember Helen’s their sons David and Peter and their families in your prayers.

Sunday Bulletin for 10 December 2017

UPCOMING WORSHIP over Christmas and New Year: Click here.

PASTORAL CARE Peter, or the Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Pastoral Assistant, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.

SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP will meet every Sunday through Advent (considering the section of Woodhouse’s book entitled Prayer), responding to the call at the recent Congregational Retreat to reflect prayerfully on what we may be being asked to do in 2018 and beyond. If anyone would like to join us, even intermittently, contact Andrew Stevenson.

ST STEPHEN’S CHURCH AND COMMUNITY CHOIRS present Songs for Christmas. 20/21 December, 7.30pm. St Stephen’s. Tickets £8 (includes refreshments) from Choir members: proceeds to Breast Cancer Care. Ken Cantlay.

FOOD FOR FAMILIES Following yet another successful year of the Food for Families project, Ann and David Sutherland have extended their generosity to provide the mince for the Food for Families project once again. Local suppliers provide other donations. Last year the project provided 3,057 meals, which was a fantastic effort from all the teams involved, and be assured all meals were gratefully received by individuals and families who were in need. We hope to maintain the number of meals delivered this year. Over the six years of providing this service we have all helped to provide 15,709 meals! This year we are making vegetable soup for week commencing 4 December and macaroni for week commencing 8 January. All ingredients are supplied. Contact Christine MacKenzie

CHRISTMAS MEET & EAT Thursday 14 December at 12.30pm at Craigmonie Hotel. To book, contact Val Cantlay. Transport available.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK To try to make Christmas a little more bearable for those who need to use the Foodbank over the festive period you are asked to donate any long life hard goods, tinned items or biscuits during December. These will be very much appreciated by those who find themselves in need over Christmas. Thank you. Bill Guthrie.

ST STEPHEN’S GIVING TREE Gifts for Beechwood, Cale House, Manna House, Mackenzie Centre, Hilton Village (Social Work), Porterfield Prisoners’ Children, and Barnardo’s Springboard (toiletries for vulnerable youngsters aged 16 to 20 years). Please wrap your gift and remember to attach the appropriate gift tag for ease of identification and distribution. Please ensure that any remaining gifts are handed in to me no later than Wednesday 13 for distribution by 15 December. Further details from Cliff Sim.

THE OLD HIGH GIVING TREE in the East Corridor. Gifts for homeless people in the area; suggested donations include gloves, socks, scarves, pants or warm hats. A little extra such as a Mars bar or some sweets would be a nice surprise. Gateway have advised that at present 15 ladies and 20 gentlemen are homeless but additional gifts would be appreciated for unexpected situations. Wrapped gifts should be returned by Sunday 17 December. Sheila MacLeod or Diana Fraser

OLD HIGH FLOWER LIST 2018 is now being prepared- there are a few spaces available. To add your name to the list please contact Sally McCubbin.

FUNDRAISING BAKE SALE By popular request Anna Kelly will hold another bake sale as part of her fundraising for her year in Nepal on 17 December after the service at St Stephens. It will have a festive theme with tablet on sale too. She looks forward to seeing you there. Donate at Anna’s JustGiving page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AnnaKelly2 .

CAMERON HOUSE The retiring offerings held in August, September, October and November raised the magnificent sum of £850 for Cameron House. Sincere thanks for such a generous response. Sandy Cumming.

MAGAZINE Distributors can collect bundles today. Jennifer Morrison.

CROSSREACH CATALOGUES available at the church doors. There is a good selection of cards and wrapping paper. Rae Swan.

CROSSREACH OLD STAMPS How to collect and prepare UK and foreign stamps, both current and past issue. Trim to between 4mm and 8mm thickness of border around each stamp. Please do not soak stamps off paper. Separate foreign and UK stamps. Rare stamps and collections can also be of high value, as can coins and postcards that are no longer in circulation. Collection boxes are available in both churches. Alternatively post to CrossReach, Charis House, 47 Milton Road East, Edinburgh EH15 2SR.

GOING FORWARD SURVEY AND CONGREGATIONAL RETREAT We are very sorry that those who attended the Congregational Retreat on 4 November did not get the chance to discuss the Community Survey by Kerrera Wilson and the proposals for outreach projects. As we did promise that that would happen, we propose to hold another, shorter meeting solely for the congregation to give feedback on the proposals. This will take place on the morning of Saturday 20 January 2018- please keep your diary free! The report and proposals are available on our website http://oldhighststephens.com/going-forward-survey-report/ .

SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS should be sent to the Church Administrator invernesschurch<a>gmail.com. Pat is on annual leave Tuesday 5 December to Friday 15 December- send any extra items to Peter.

OTHER NEWS

VOCATIONS INFORMATION DAY Saturday 10 February 2018 at The Conforti Institute, Coatbridge. For those with an interest in Ministry of Word and Sacrament, Diaconal Ministry or Readership, and as a much wider exploration of the ministry of the whole people of God; compulsory for potential candidates for ministry. For more information, speak to the Minister. http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/serve/ministries_council/education_and_support/vocations-information-day

Christmas and New Year Services

Christmas flyer 2

Do join us for our Christmas services!

Christmas Eve is a Sunday this year, so we will celebrate the last Sunday of Advent with a service of Lessons and Carols at the Old High. Christmas Eve sees evening services at St Stephen’s, and there are our usual services for Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day at St Stephen’s Church.

Download our Christmas flyer here.

Sunday 17 December 2017: The Third Sunday of Advent

10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR SERVICES

Sunday 24 December: The Fourth Sunday of Advent

11.15am Service of Lessons and Carols at the Old High Church

(Congregational Service: no services at St Stephen’s on Sunday Morning)

Sunday 24 December: Christmas Eve

6.30pm Christmas Eve All-Age Service at St Stephen’s

11.15am Watchnight Service at St Stephen’s

Monday 25 December: Christmas Day

10am Christmas Day All-Age Service at St Stephen’s

Tuesday 26 December: St Stephen’s Day

10am: St Stephen’s Day service with Communion at St Stephen’s

Sunday 31 December 2017: The First Sunday of Christmas

10am: Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

11.15am: Morning Worship at Old High

both services led by Rev Arthur Sinclair, Pastoral Assistant

Sunday 7 January 2018: Baptism of the Lord

10am: Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

11.15am: Morning Worship at Old High

Sunday Bulletin 3 December 2017

WORSHIP THIS WEEK

Sunday 10 December 2017: Second Sunday of Advent

10am: Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High

NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

PASTORAL CARE Peter, or the Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Pastoral Assistant, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.

THE SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP will meet every Sunday through Advent (considering the section of Woodhouse’s book entitled Prayer), responding to the call at the recent Congregational Retreat to reflect prayerfully on what we may be being asked to do in 2018 and beyond. If anyone would like to join us, even intermittently, contact Andrew Stevenson.

FOOD FOR FAMILIES Following yet another successful year of the Food for Families project, Ann and David Sutherland have extended their generosity to provide the mince for the Food for Families project once again. Local suppliers provide other donations. Last year the project provided 3,057 meals, which was a fantastic effort from all the teams involved, and be assured all meals were gratefully received by individuals and families who were in need. We hope to maintain the number of meals delivered this year. Over the six years of providing this service we have all helped to provide 15,709 meals! This year we are making vegetable soup for week commencing 4 December and macaroni for week commencing 8 January. All ingredients are supplied. Contact Christine MacKenzie.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK To try to make Christmas a little more bearable for those who need to use the Foodbank over the festive period you are asked to donate any long life hard goods, tinned items or biscuits during the month of December. These will be very much appreciated by those who find themselves in need over Christmas. Thank you.

ST STEPHEN’S GIVING TREE is available again today and there are still nearly 40 gift labels (out of 104 on offer). Gifts will be distributed to Beechwood, Cale House, Manna House, Mackenzie Centre, Hilton Village (Social Work), Porterfield Prisoners’ Children & Barnardo’s Springboard (toiletries for vulnerable youngsters aged 16 to 20. Please choose a tag from the Giving Tree and return the red bow for future use. Please wrap your gifts, attaching the label for identification and return them on 10 December for delivery by 15 December. More information from Cliff Sim.

THE OLD HIGH GIVING TREE will be in the East Corridor from Sunday 3 December. We are providing gifts for the homeless people in the area and suggested donations include gloves, socks, scarves, pants or warm hats. A little extra such as a Mars bar or some sweets would be a nice surprise. Gateway have advised that at present 15 ladies and 20 gentlemen are homeless but additional gifts would be appreciated for unexpected situations. Wrapped gifts should be returned by Sunday 17 December. Sheila MacLeod or Diana Fraser.

OLD HIGH FLOWER LIST 2018 This is now being prepared and there are just a few spaces available. If you would like to add your name to the list please contact Sally McCubbin.

CAMERON HOUSE The retiring offerings held in August, September, October and November raised the magnificent sum of £850 for Cameron House. Sincere thanks for such a generous response. Sandy Cumming, Treasurer.

CRAFT EVENING in St Stephen’s Hall 7.30–9pm on Wednesday 6 December. Please come along with your craft or if you wish to learn a craft you will be made very welcome. At present there is knitting, crochet, cross stitch, tapestry and card making but we would welcome any other craft. Refreshments provided. Enquiries from Margaret McAleer.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE The Social & Fundraising Action Team would like to say a big Thank You to all who contributed/helped on the day, and to those who braved the weather to come along and support us. To date we have raised approximately £800. Margaret McAleer.

OLD HIGH TEA will be served after the service today. All welcome.

FUNDRAISING BAKE SALE By popular request Anna Kelly is going to hold another bake sale as part of her fundraising for her year in Nepal on 17 December after the service at St Stephens. It will have a festive theme with tablet on sale too. She looks forward to seeing you there. Fiona Kelly.

OHSS MAGAZINE Magazine distributors can collect their bundles next Sunday 10 December. Jennifer Morrison.

CROSSREACH CATALOGUES are available at the church doors. There is a good selection of cards and wrapping paper. Rae Swan.

OLD HIGH MUSIC Final recital for 2017 on Saturday 9 December at 12 noon: theTuradh Duo. Emma Donald (violin) and Isabel Pendlebury (clarsach) met when they were studying music in Edinburgh and Strathclyde Universities. Since returning to the Highlands they have established a fine reputation for their original interpretations and arrangements from the Scottish Folk Music Tradition. A relaxed hour of music, followed by seasonal refreshments and the chance to give feedback on this year’s music and hear about the programme for 2018. Andrew Stevenson.

GOING FORWARD SURVEY AND CONGREGATIONAL RETREAT We are very sorry that those who attended the Congregational Retreat on 4 November did not get the chance to discuss the Community Survey by Kerrera Wilson and the proposals for outreach projects. As we did promise that that would happen, we propose to hold another, shorter meeting solely for the congregation to give feedback on the proposals. This will take place on the morning of Saturday 20 January 2018- please keep your diary free! The report and proposals are available on our website http://oldhighststephens.com/going-forward-survey-report/.

SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS should be sent to the Church Administrator. Pat is on Annual Leave from Tuesday 5 December to Friday 15 December. Items for the 3, 10 and 17 December bulletins were requested by Wednesday 29 November at 12 noon.

OTHER NEWS

ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT Wednesday 6 December at 7.30pm, Crown Church. The Inverness Singers, conducted by Robin Versteeg, with guest soloist, Alison Young, mezzo soprano present a programme of nocturnal carols to celebrate the peace and wonder of the festive season. (Parking in the Crown School playground). Admission by programme (Adults £8, Children/Students £4); Margaret Young, at the Music Shop, Church Street, or at the door on the night.

VOCATIONS INFORMATION DAY Saturday 10 February 2018 at The Conforti Institute, Coatbridge. Follows the great success of our launch of the Tomorrow’s Calling campaign in 2015. For those with an interest in Ministry of Word and Sacrament, Diaconal Ministry or Readership but as a much wider exploration of the ministry of the whole people of God; compulsory for potential candidates for ministry. For more information, speak to the Minister.

Funeral Announcement – Mr Alastair Muir Johnson

Mr Alastair Muir Johnson died at Southside Road Nursing Home on 25 November 2017.

He was 86 years of age.

Mr Johnson’s funeral will be held on Friday 8 December at 2pm at John Fraser & Son Service Room, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.

A Committal Service will be held at Inverness Crematorium on Monday 11 December 2017 at 9am.

The Funeral Director is John Fraser & Son 01463 233366.

 

Sunday Bulletin 26 November 2017

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 3 December 2017: First Sunday of Advent
10am: Sacrament of Baptism at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
PASTORAL CARE Peter, or the Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Pastoral Assistant, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.
THE SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP from tonight the group will meet every Sunday through Advent (considering the section of Woodhouse’s book entitled Prayer), responding to the call at the recent Congregational Retreat to reflect prayerfully on what we may be being asked to do in 2018 and beyond. If anyone would like to join us, even intermittently, contact Andrew Stevenson stevenson.ata<at>btinternet.com for reading material in advance.
CONGREGATIONAL COMMUNION SERVICE today: all welcome at the Lord’s Table. Retiring Offering for Cameron House.
MEET AND EAT There will be a Gathering for lunch on Thursday 30 November at 12.30pm at the Craigmonie Hotel. Please let me know if you wish to join us.
Contact Val Cantlay val.cantlay<at>btinternet.com
FOOD FOR FAMILIES Following yet another successful year of the Food for Families project, Ann and David Sutherland have extended their generosity to provide the mince for the Food for Families project once again. Local suppliers provide other donations. Last year the project provided 3,057 meals, which was a fantastic effort from all the teams involved, and be assured all meals were gratefully received by individuals and families who were in need. We hope to maintain the number of meals delivered this year. Over the six years of providing this service we have all helped to provide 15,709 meals! This year we are making vegetable soup for week commencing 4 December and macaroni for week commencing 8 January. All ingredients are supplied. Contact Christine MacKenzie  christinemac73<at>hotmail.com
ST STEPHEN’S GIVING TREE is available today and next Sunday, 3 December. Please choose a tag from the Tree and return the red bow now for future use. Details of the gifts required are on the labels. Please wrap your gifts, attaching the label for identification and return them either on 3 or 10 December for subsequent distribution. Gifts are for Beechwood, Cale House, Manna House, Mackenzie Centre, Hilton Village (Social Work), Porterfield Prisoners’ Children & Barnardo’s Springboard (toiletries for vulnerable youngsters aged 16 to 20 years). Contact: Cliff Sim.
THE OLD HIGH GIVING TREE will be in the East Corridor from Sunday 3 December. We are providing gifts for the homeless people in the area and suggested donations include gloves, socks, scarves, pants or warm hats. A little extra such as a Mars bar or some sweets would be a nice surprise. Gateway have advised that at present 15 ladies and 20 gentlemen are homeless but additional gifts would be appreciated for unexpected situations. Wrapped gifts should be returned by Sunday 17 December. Sheila MacLeod macloshei<at>aol.com or Diana Fraser.
OLD HIGH TEA will be served after the service next Sunday- All welcome.
CROSSREACH CATALOGUES are available at the church doors. There is a good selection of cards and wrapping paper. Rae Swan.
OHSS MAGAZINE Willie Morrison requires articles and photos for the December issue. Please submit whatever you can, as early as possible, by e-mail to willie<at>kenilweb. Deadline is Friday 1 December.
OLD HIGH MUSIC Final recital for 2017 on Saturday 10 December at 12 noon: theTuradh Duo. Emma Donald (violin) and Isabel Pendlebury (clarsach) met when they were studying music in Edinburgh and Strathclyde Universities. Since returning to the Highlands they have established a fine reputation for their original interpretations and arrangements from the Scottish Folk Music Tradition. A relaxed hour of music, followed by seasonal refreshments and the chance to give feedback on this year’s music and hear about the programme for 2018. Andrew Stevenson stevenson.ata<at>btinternet.com.
GOING FORWARD SURVEY AND CONGREGATIONAL RETREAT We are very sorry that those who attended the Congregational Retreat on 4 November did not get the chance to discuss the Community Survey by Kerrera Wilson and the proposals for outreach projects. As we did promise that that would happen, we propose to hold another, shorter meeting solely for the congregation to give feedback on the proposals. This will take place on the morning of Saturday 20 January 2018- please keep your diary free! The report and proposals are available on our website http://oldhighststephens.com/going-forward-survey-report/. If you would like paper copies, please contact our Church Administrator (079 342 85924). Linda Philip, Session Clerk.
PROVOST OF INVERNESS CATHEDRAL Rev Sarah Murray will be installed as Provost on Thursday 30 November in at a ceremony in Inverness Cathedral at 7.30pm. All welcome!
SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS should be sent to the Church Administrator invernesschurch<at>gmail.com. Pat is on A/L from Tuesday 5 December to Friday 15 December. Items for the 3, 10 and 17 December bulletins should be with her by Wednesday 29 November at 12 noon. Please keep items as brief as possible, and give a contact phone number and email.
OTHER NEWS
INVERNESS STREET PASTORS 10th Anniversary at Inverness Cathedral on Friday 1 December at 7pm for a Commission Service of Street Pastors and Prayer Pastors. Robyn Teago robyn<at>loveinverness.org
FAITH, BELIEF AND MENTAL HEALTH A Day for reflection and connection Thursday 30 November 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm, Inshes Church, Inverness. Speakers: Rev Iain Macritchie Mental Health Care Chaplain; Rev Fiona Smith on Faith Communities & Mental Health Care; Michael Perera Mental Health Services Manager. Light lunch provided. To attend, contact Raigmore Chaplaincy:  lorna.sculthorpe-goode<at>nhs.net
VOCATIONS INFORMATION DAY Saturday 10 February 2018 at The Conforti Institute, Coatbridge. Follows the great success of our launch of the Tomorrow’s Calling campaign in 2015. For those with an interest in Ministry of Word and Sacrament, Diaconal Ministry or Readership but as a much wider exploration of the ministry of the whole people of God; compulsory for potential candidates for ministry. For more information, speak to the Minister.
ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT Wednesday 6 December at 7.30pm, Crown Church. The Inverness Singers, conducted by Robin Versteeg, with guest soloist, Alison Young, mezzo soprano present a programme of nocturnal carols to celebrate the peace and wonder of the festive season. (Parking in the Crown School playground). Admission by programme (Adults £8, Children/Students £4); Margaret Young kenmag20<at>btinternet.com, at the Music Shop, Church Street, or at the door on the night.