Yesterday lunch time at the Ilford Hospital Chapel, the Christian Union of Redbridge Borough Council held their annual Carol Service at which the Mayor of Redbridge read from the Gospel of St John. Around 60 people attended and a retiring collection was organised for the 2012 Mayor’s Charities and The Hospital Chapel. After the service mince pies and tea or coffee were served. I opened the service with a welcome to everyone and a prayer, then I played the organ for the service.
Yesterday evening, St Augustine Uniformed organisations held their annual Carol Service organised this year by the Guides, at which the girls of the Guide Company, Brownies and Rainbows put on a rather beautiful tableaux of the Holy Family, Angels, Shepherds, Wise men and a variety of animals including sheep. I officiated at the service.Light refreshments were served in the church hall after the service.