Sunday 17th December 2017 saw the chapel well filled for a Christingle Service.
There was a wonderful turn out on a fine but cold December afternoon with about 60 adults and 15 children.
We had some of the traditional Christmas readings from the Sisters and during the carols which followed each reading the children brought forward the Crib figures; animals, Mary and Joseph and finally Sr. Carole brought up the baby Jesus – a week early but a must for the little ones.
Father Steve had some wonderful assistance from the younger children in building a Christingle and then the Christingles which had been “made earlier” by the OHP sisters were distributed.
Once the Christingles had all been lit the children sang the first verse of “Away in a Manger” and we all sang along with verses two and three.
Father Steve led the “Christingle Carol” on his “famous banjo” and we ended the service with a rousing “O Come all ye Faithful” before the final blessing.
The congregation then departed to the Castle dining room for mulled wine and mince pies and a lovely time of fellowship.
Posted On: 20/12/2017