The Parish of Sandal Magna

December Thanks!


What an amazing month and so many people involved. This is just a note to say we SO APPRECIATE the hard work, love, talent, generosity and welcome you have all given as a church over this Christmas season.

To the Spring and all the team who served just short of 400 Christmas dinners.

To the Oasis team and St Pauls for a beautiful day of fun, friends, food, poetry, worship and more.

To the gardening team for the Christmas trees, the many candles, and the flower ladies for churches overflowing with beauty.

To the SHYP team, the Drama group from Portobello and the St Helens children for creative and fun worship at Families@4 and the Christingle.

To the Christingle Orange team! Thank you.

For the Boogie Woogie team and their toddler Christmas worship at St Pauls and St Helens.
To Sandal Castle Primary School and Walton Primary Academy for their Carol Services and the contribution from all the children.

To the Youth team for celebrations and making sense of Christmas.

To the Bell Ringers for letting the world know Jesus is alive.

To the Choir, Derek, Andrea and Catherine for a beautiful 11.00am Carols by Candlelight.

To the Music Group and the drama team for a memorable 7.00pm Carols by Candlelight.

To all who helped to create beautiful, joyful Christmas Day worship in both churches.

To all who have created celebrations in the Portobello Community Centre.

To the CAP team for the party before the worship.

To all who made hampers, helped with hampers and delivered hampers, thank you.

To all who welcomed, served refreshments and washed up! A huge thank you.

To all who have opened their homes to family, friends, neighbours and strangers.

May the Lord bless you and keep you and make his face to shine on you as you continue to reach out and welcome all who are searching for the love of God.

Catherine LaCugna says "The very nature of God, therefore, is to seek out the deepest possible communion and friendship with every last creature on earth"

Thank you too to all who have sent us cards, gifts and blessings as we shared Christmas with Tasawer, Rubina , Aaron, Mashameen, Anya, David and our family and to all who helped on Christmas Day. There were 60 of us from at least 7 countries. This month has been a picture of God’s kingdom.

Love and peace into 2017
Rupert and Sally xx




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