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Sudbury Christmas Lights Switch On 2009

2 November 2009 No Comment

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SUDBURY 30 NOV 07 052Christmas Lights Switch On

A record number of people turned out on 27th November for the annual Christmas Lights Switch On and for the first time in years it was actually rain-free!   Once again, Churches Together were involved in the planning of this event and the Town Council welcome their contribution which is vital – ensuring that the Christmas message of the Good News is upheld  in the town’s festivities. Working together in partnership with the council and other groups of people is an important aspect of outreach and this particular event is proof of its success.
The new lights that were launched last year were warmly received and this year strings of additional white lights were added across the main routes. The star atop St Peter’s again shines brightly over Sudbury  illustrating a town where God’s activity is hard at work!
There were many activities happening during the evening however, those organised by Churches together were: The Salvation Army Band who played their traditional range of carols and were joined by the St Andrew’s junior choir; Men In Christ who served non-alcoholic punch and cooked and sold sweet chestnuts (with grateful thanks to Waitrose who kindly donated the chestnuts  to the Rotary Club of Sudbury).  Christian mime artist Ken Wyllie, who attended Praise on Market Hill in 2008, was one of the street artists performing an excellent range of mimes and Kettle and Fish opened especially to serve teas and coffees.  Men In Christ also undertook a survey entitled “What Christmas means to me”  – the results of which may be obtained from Peter Sebbage.

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