Advent Meditations, Historical & Modern Art, Religious Paintings, Discussions
St Martin's Church, Chavey Down
Wednesdays; 29th November, 6th December & 13th December 2023
On these three Wednesdays we look at
historical and modern paintings with meditation, discussions and prayer for the
Advent and Christmas season
Where do we fit in these illustrations of the
Music & Merriment
St Mary's Church, Winkfield
Saturday December 2nd 2023
November is the time to make a date with a very special community event in our parish the Music and Merriment Christmas concert.
This very well established concert is far more than a carol service – it is a celebration of the Christmas Season in words and music – voices, instruments, handbells, carols for singers young and old, and much, much more.
Over the years we have given opportunities for very talented young musicians to entertain at the concert with their virtuosity. As in the last few years we will have local violinist Sarah A, now 15, who plays at the level of international master classes.
We welcome a very new talented young lady, Darcey A-B, just 13 years old, who is known widely through Facebook as ‘the voice of ITS Music’; They ‘make modern kids' songs and videos for children education and entertainment purposes.’ In the first half, she will play and sing from the piano (at which she is an accomplished jazz player), and later will play her marimba. Her mum has sung in a past Music and Merriment concert.
Our third soloist is Henry Smith at the organ: he has shown his virtuosity many times as the main organist for St Mary’s church. He is a student at Royal Holloway College.
And of course, we will be hearing the talent of this year’s Junior Choir, our own children from our local schools, trained by Lucy Head, who ran the concert for 9 years, before handing over to her father Anthony Hodson, for whom this is his 12th production. The Senior Choir, now known as the Winkfield Singers, are local singers at St Mary’s with core expertise, provided by the St John’s Singers, our choir in 2022, under Peter Halliday.
They will be singing a world premiere of Anthony’s beautiful new Christmas anthem ‘Christmas hath a darkness’ (words by Christina Rossetti).
Our brass instrumentalists will also be playing new Christmas music, and we will enjoy the inspiring result of long practice by our own handbells, under Jill Glennerster.
And in case you feel refreshment essential after a satisfying first half, the Women’s Guld kindly supply mulled wine and mince pies at the interval.
Berkshire Recorder Consort
St Peter's Church, Cranbourne
3rd December 2023
Christmas Tree Festival
3rd Annual Christmas Tree Festival
St Mary's Church, Winkfield
from 9th - 26th December 2023
The Festival was set up in memory of Doreen Potter the leader of St Mary’s Flower team for many years.
you would wish to sponsor a tree in memory of a loved one either individually
or as a group please do get in touch.
details are on the flyer above.