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10 December 2014 No Comment

Four news items from Richard Blyth,  CTiS&D rep for Shimpling

ITEM ONE – Christmas 1914 – Christmas Silent Night. 2014.

Many of you will be using the HOPE resources this year for your Christmas Carol Services. Please find below the links to videos which can be linked into this theme which you might find useful.

http://vimeo.com/113611417 – The light before Christmas Silent Night (Christ the Saviour is Born) performed by Paul Potts. (Go to the Hope (in our villages, towns and cities) website.

I have also come across a link for a new version of the early 1990 Christmas number one pop song ‘All Together Now’ by the band The Farm which has been issued  this year as a single by the group ‘The Peace Collective’.  Another song to remember the events of Christmas 1914 on the Western Front. (See this on You Tube)


And lastly the powerful advert put out by Sainsbury’s which most of you have probably already seen on TV on the subject. (see this on You Tube)


ITEM TWO– Bury Bach Choir will be performing a variety of Christmas music at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford on Saturday 20 December at 7.30pm. £12.00 for adults, under 21’s free. Price includes mulled wine and minced pies.  Tickets available on the door or from Landers Bookshop, Long Melford or Elizabeth Gash, Lavenham or Apex box office on 01284 758000.

ITEM THREE – The Abbot Consort of Voices, chamber choir will be singing at St John’s, St John’s Street, Bury St Edmunds on Monday 15 December at 7.30pm. A ‘Celebration of Christmas’ concert of Christmas music and readings. Tickets £7.00 each available on the door.

This is another item for Churches Together news- received from Church of England on facebook- passing onto folks in Churches News Item:

GOD REST YOU MERRY GENTLEMEN- Modern Rap on a well know Christmas Carol.

Please look at the link and use it, pass it onto folks – great new version of the well known carol. Received from Church of England on Facebook.


Richard Blyth

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