Christmas Celebrations

IMG_5654Christmas at St. Stephen’s was full of joy and excitement as we celebrated the birth of our Lord Jesus.

The church was jam packed full for our Carols by Candlelight, a blend of traditional carols, scripture readings, poems, and some musical items by our own 38 voice, ‘scratch’ choir including an amazing rendition of ‘Little Drummer Boy’. Gareth Malone should be impressed!

Our annual nativity play, entitled ‘Mission Impossible,’ was performed to an enthralled audience by 40 children and adults retelling the amazing story of the birth of Jesus with some unusual twists and interpretations including magi on scooters and ‘boot-camp’ angels.

Many more gathered on Christmas Day to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Jesus and address the question of ‘what is Christmas all about?’

It was great to welcome our friends from Westbourne Park Baptist Church to share in many of our Christmas celebrations.

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make all this possible.IMG_5664