December, mercifully fine and not too cold, was the
evening of our annual Christmas Fayre, with plenty to
entertain adults and children alike. We were pleased to
welcome in noticeably more people than last year and
there was a relaxed and informal party atmosphere. Food
and drink, games and gifts, tombola and raffles were all
on offer at the stalls in the side aisles. Father
Christmas took time out of his busy schedule to make a
flying visit to see the children, and ‘Mr Bubbles’ the
balloon modeller was kept busy making bespoke balloons –
then the children had great fun testing out how high
their balloons would float above the warm air vents at
the front of the nave.
the evening musical entertainment was provided by
Moulton 77 Brass Band, our own Trevor Tuddenham on the
violin, and St Matthew’s Church Choir led the carol
singing towards the end of the evening, also singing
unaccompanied carols. A Christmas reading, a prayer and
the Blessing ended the proceedings.
Although one of our major fundraising events, the Fayre
is also an opportunity for us at St Matthew’s to welcome
in, and enjoy the company of, the wider Kingsley
community, many of whom would not ordinarily come into
St Matthew’s Church; this event enables them an
opportunity to make that first step through our door.
Please find below a selection of photos.
Important information about changes to
Services during the Summer holiday period