At St Barts in Maltby, they’re still glowing from the success of their WWI centenary weekend. The church looked beautiful, with hundreds of poppies knitted by members of the community in Maltby on poppy walls and poppy falls. Also on display, was the life-sized Tommy, on loan from Maltby Town Council, looking very poignant in the middle of the poppies and the perspex seated Tommies from the British Legion reminding us of the thousands who never came back. The White City environmental group kindly also loaned their Tommy scarecrow made cleverly by a group of children.
The Maltby Local History Society produced a very interesting and detailed display about how WWI impacted on our local community. The service on Sunday was beautiful with music and the Salvation Army bugler playing the Last Post and Reveille. A very emotional service. Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way — the knit and natter group’s poppy knitters, the British Legion, the Local History Society, church cleaners and bakers, the flower team and the WI for the loan of the poppy river and everyone who visited. It was a real community event.
On 1st December members of the church will be manning the kitchen at the Edward Dunn Memorial Hall when the Christmas Lights will be switched on.
On 8th December there will be a Christmas Coffee Morning and Art Exhibition in church with refreshments, tombola, stalls and games, from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Please join in.
St Barts’ Christmas services will be:
- 2nd December — Advent Service
- 16th December — Carol Service, 6.00pm
- 24th December — Christingle, 6.00pm
- 24th December — Midnight Communion, 11.30pm
- 25th December — Christmas Day Eucharist
Happy Christmas and a blessed New Year to everyone!