New Year of fun planned at St Andrew’s

Donkeys visit St Andrew's Church, Bedford, for the Christmas Eve crib service.
Donkeys visit St Andrew's Church, Bedford, for the Christmas Eve crib service.

A colourful festive season at St Andrew’s Church in Bedford will be followed by new activities for younger people during January.

A Christingle service and sale of crafts on Sunday, December 6 raised more than £800 for the Children’s Society. The Children’s Nativity Presentation on Sunday, December 20, had a superhero theme and on Christmas Eve, during the crib service, the church once again welcomed donkeys Una and Flora, who led Mary and Joseph to the singing of Little Donkey.

Becky Guynn, children and young person’s activities co-ordinator at St Andrew’s, said: “Also on Christmas Eve we held our most popular service of the year, Carols by Candlelight. During this service we received the Peace Light from Bethlehem, brought up by our guide and scout group members. Our junior choir members received medals from the Royal School of Church Music and we had some very moving readings and songs.”

The church, in Kimbolton Road, holds its first Youthcharist, an alternative Eucharist service especially for young people, on Sunday, January 17 at 6pm. It will include alternative music, smoke machines, lights and candles and pizza will be served after the service.

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The first messy church service for younger children will be held on Sunday, January 24 at 3pm, and will include art and craft activities, stories, songs, food and lots of fun!