Members of Women’s Hour held their annual carol service on Wednesday 11th December in the chapel schoolroom. Brenda Gwyther presided and welcomed everyone and introduced the Rev Ruth Simpson who took the service. The pianist for the afternoon was Sheila Evans, and the members were joined by friends from the village and St Peter’s Church. Ruth began the service with a reading from St John’s Gospel which was followed by the first carol As with Gladness. Each table in the room had been given a model from the Nativity and as the Christmas story was told these were put in place to make the traditional scene. The service ended with the carol In the Bleak Mid-winter.
Jackie Pettit thanked Ruth for a lovely service and said how nice it was that the service had been so well supported. Sue Smith thanked the members for their invitation on behalf of St Peter’s Church. The service was followed by a tea to which all the members had contributed.
Fourteen members of Scotter Good Companions enjoyed Christmas meal at Kirton Garden Centre on Thursday 5th December. The next meeting is on Thursday 2nd January in the Eau Community Centre.
The annual Candlelight Carol Service was held at the Methodist Chapel on Sunday 15th December when the service was taken by the Rev Ruth Simpson. The carols were accompanied by a combined group of musicians from Scotter and Messingham chapels and the organist was Tony Simpson. Those taking part in the service were Charles Lidgett, Karen Welch, Mona Drummond, Elaine Cameron, Ian Cameron and Mary Metheringham. Ruth, with help from Rachael, explained how the Christmas cracker contained the Christmas message.
Mrs M. Wilson will take the service on Sunday 22nd December. The Christmas Day service will be taken by the Rev Ruth Simpson at 10.15am. There will be no service at the chapel on Sunday 29th December.
Carols on the Green
The annual Carols on the Green takes place on Sunday 22nd December at 6pm. There will be a combined village band and Christmas tableau. Bring a torch, wrap up warm and get into the real spirit of Christmas.
The Christingle service will be held in St Peter’s on Christmas Eve, 24th December, at 6pm. Midnight Communion takes place on Christmas eve at 11.30pm. The Christmas Day service starts at 10am.