Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday 16th December 2011
The latest snow melts to produce a seasonal star pattern!
Bellingham First School walked through today's snow to St Cuthbert's church for their end of term carol service.  No sooner had they left than a consort of viols arrived to rehease before performing for a short while in the evening at the end of a few days' stay at the YHA bunkhouse for some intensive music making.
     Viol music is not one of the regular uses for the church.  However, there has been quite varied activity this week: following Sunday's worship, there was the Middle School's carols on Monday, a funeral on Tuesday, Holy Communion on Thursday and now the First School and the viol consort on Friday.
       Those are just the scheduled events.  There are people in and out every day of the year, visiting, looking around, praying, resting, sheltering, cleaning, thinking things over and so on.  Several hundred people are recorded as attending this week's services, but all those others come quietly and may leave again unnoticed (except by God).

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