Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed as Mary and Joseph travelled from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus in the weeks leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures of Mary and Joseph in a crib. Modern day Posada uses nativity figures of Mary and Joseph who travel from place to place. This gives each ‘host’ the chance to create their own celebration in their home or place in the community, worshipping and reaching out toRead More →

My name is Andrea Waldram and I am running the London Marathon next year for this wonderful charity – Children with Cancer UK who are supporting my terminally ill nephew at this time.  This charity raises and invests money for vital specialist research to save the lives of every child with cancer and keeps families together.  Their vision is a world where every child diagnosed with cancer gets to ring their end of cancer treatment bell.  Please support me by donating any amount.  Every penny counts no matter how small. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Andrea-Waldram Thank you for your support. Andrea WaldramRead More →

On Saturday 17th November at 7.30 pm in the Parish Church Hall, there was a quiz held to raise funds for Melfort Glen.  Food and drinks were available from the bar for a donation of £5 a ticket and a raffle was held with donated prizes.. A very big thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday evening for the quiz night, congratulations to “The Brave Ones” who won the quiz. The Quiz night along with all the generous donations from the Parish amounted to £1,107.81 and Father Paul presented Richard with the cheque on Saturday 24th of November and will be a great help toRead More →

Congratulations to Laura Linehan-Hill for completing a 51km walk for The Brain Tumour Charity.  It’s not too late to donate to this wonderful cause. Laura’s comments from her JustGiving Page. “Having celebrated my 21st birthday this year I decided to set myself the challenge of raising at least £3000 for The Brain Tumour Charity.  I have already raised over £500 so far but I wanted to set myself a big challenge so have decided to walk with my family the 51km of the Basingstoke Canal over 4 days. I chose this challenge as a fun way to recreate the sponsored walk we did in the summer of the year 2000;Read More →