Our 2017 Plough Sunday Service
Our Plough Sunday was both very well attended and enjoyed by Children of all ages (!), finishing off with a a simple but hearty lunch of soup, hotdogs, cakes and coffee.
The offering at the service of £317.20 is being send to the RABI, the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, which is a welfare charity that supports farming people of all ages if they are in financial difficulty and of limited means.
Our decorated traditional horse-drawn plough
A few members of the congregation that attended the service
The After School Club made this sleigh. They are only 5 - 11 years old so we think that they did amazingly well!
Carol Service Report
The Chapel was beautifully decorated with a tree, Yew, Ivy, bells, a Manger, and advent candles. The Carol Service was very well attended with friends old and new. The minister commented on the good singing which was led by the Soveriegn Band. Everybody said how much they had enjoyed the Service and we all stood around chatting, eating mince pies and drinking tea. It was such a joy to see so many people from the village joining us and as Revd. Roy said if we hadn't sang their favourite Carol we are sure to sing it in the coming weeks so be sure to come again!
The offering of £272 was given to The Chestnut Tree Children's Hospice
Fay Reports on the Chapel's Latest Healing Services
The Healing Service led by Jan Ransome
She told us how as many as 4,000 people would fill the marquees to hear the Good News and many came forward to ask Jesus into their lives.
During the Healing Ministry that followed the Service Our Lord answered many of the prayers and 3 people in particular received life changing healing. Unfortunately owing to the nature of the healing I have been asked not to say more at this stage. However, it is enough to know that Jesus loves us all and answers our prayers.
The Chapel Carol Service
Our Carol Service this year was led by Revd. Roy Cole and the music was provided by the Catsfield Hand Bell Ringers.
As usual the Chapel was virtually full and everybody enjoyed singing Carols to the hand bells. The offering amounted to £452 which has been sent to The Snowflake Trust which gives shelter to the homeless on the cold winter evenings from November through to March. Mince pies and a great time of fellowship was enjoyed after the Service.
Ashburnham WI had a Christmas Tree Festival on the 2nd December again for Snowflake and they raised over £900, added together these two amounts will be a great help to Snowflake. Our thanks go out to all who helped raise this amazing amount.
Following a recent Chapel meeting it was decided that we will continue holding Healing Services and our next will be on the 29th April. Please put the date in your dairies.
Some of the children are learning how a plough works