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His Honour Peter Slot’s 85th birthday and final sermon as Reader at St. Michael’s Church 3rd December, 2017. Peter has been appointed Reader Emeritus by the Diocese of Southwark, enabling him to continue to participate in ministry in our churches.
St Michael’s Church Alternative Christmas Tree Festival, 25th-26th November 2017
The Festival was an enormous success, with more than 300 visitors over the two days. The centrepiece of the Festival was our fabulous Knitted Christmas Tree, made up of 698 squares knitted by many people in the church and village community. This will be our tree in church for the Christmas season – after that, the squares are destined for a charity that will make them into blankets for refugees. So our tree will have a new life after Epiphany.
Visitors voted for the best of the 20 Alternative Christmas Trees, created by church and village organisations.
The tree that received the most votes was the tree from Broome Park. It was a very simple idea for the tree but it was the pictures and information that was hung on the tree that really got everyone’s attention! The relatives of all the residents had provided photographs of them in much happier times, together with their occupations and these were hung on the tree providing us with a snap shot into their lives before the dreaded dementia came upon them. This tree touched so many of us.
To see a slideshow of all 20 trees in our Festival, CLICK HERE to go to our Gallery.
The Rector the Rev. Canon Carol Coslett to become Archdeacon of Chesterfield in the Diocese of Derby – please see the press release below.