weekend of Christmas events at Burnham's St Andrew's Church
is being celebrated with a number of events at Burnham-On-Sea's
St Andrew's Church this weekend.
The Church will be open every day up until Christmas Eve for the
annual Christmas tree festival.
This year the church has more trees than ever with representative
community groups and local shops contributing to the festival.
On Sunday there will be a special service at 10am in the morning
with a reading of the whole nativity story. The service has been
devised and written by the vicar, Reverend Graham Witts.
Sunday evening, there will be an opportunity to join with the
Church choir who will be singing at the carol service at 6.30pm.
St Andrew's School will be singing three songs during the concert
which will be attended by Burnham's Mayor, Ken Smout, who will
be reading a lesson.
Witts told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I want this to be a real
town wide event and we welcome anyone from the area to join us
and join in well-known songs and carols. Mulled wine and mince
pies will be on offer following the service."
Eve sees the church's annual Christingle service at 5pm, followed
by midnight mass at 11.15pm.
morning will see services at 8am and 10pm and Graham said: "This
has been a difficult year for Burnham with the continuing economic
situation and the tragic death of Dylan Cecil in the summer."
Chrsitmas time is a time for families we have tried to reflect
this fact in our church life. I offer my hope that each and every
home may have a joyful and happy Christmas. I hope this is a time
in which we can appreciate the uniqueness of each other and celebrate
the gift of life."