Sunday April 22nd - Fourth Sunday of Easter
There was a joyous Service of Celebration at Haydon Bridge this morning.
The children sang with great enthusiasm in their newly formed choir, accompanied and led by Stephanie Carter.
During the service there were colouring activities for the children. These two were very proud of their efforts!
We had a wonderful Easter Sunday Service at Beltingham led by Benjamin our vicar and Gill our curate.
The choir was led by Fred Brooks and sang the anthem "O Joy of God" as well as supporting the congregation in the singing of traditional Easter hymns.
At the end of the service there was a lovely surprise - Diane had chocolate Easter eggs for everyone!
On February 13th, the Mothers' Union hosted their traditional Shrove Tuesday Lunch at the General Havelock in Haydon Bridge.
This event is always popular and all tickets were sold, thirty eight people attended from across the Benefice.
The meal was very enjoyable in a convivial atmosphere, served efficiently by the helpful staff.
The menu included pancakes which proved very popular and the raffle raised £109.
Nineteen children and numerous adults enjoyed a very busy Messy Church today! There were some great activities such as planting Easter gardens, making chocolate cakes with Easter symbols, making "junk" crosses and colouring tasks. After all the activity, there was a time of worship in Church and then a shared meal.
On Thursday January 25th, fifty people gathered in the Village Hall for a Burns Night supper and ceilidh.
John Galbraith welcomed us with a glass of whisky or sherry. The meal was delicious - vegetable soup, haggis (of course) and apple crumble.
Then we needed to dance with enthusiasm to work off some of the calories!
It was a delightful evening, well organised and full of fun. I hope to be there again next year!