The highly acclaimed Inglewhite Travelling Nativity, was a great success
with an adult cast and real sheep, real donkey, real stable, real shepherds,
real inn, a real Mary but the real baby was just a couple of weeks too young!!
a total of 400 people came to the two performances.
Sarah Pickup left Heathrow on 7th March 2012 with 4 other girls to work with Tearfund in Gitarama, Rwanda. She's safely back with loads of pics Click here for Sarah's Blog and pics
Our Summer holiday club 2012 was great fun !- Based on the Isrealites escape from Eygpt, we learnt how God looks after and rescues his people and how God sent Jesus as the ultimate rescue plan. The holiday club- held at Whitechapel village hall, MUGA and preschool play area - had a spy theme with highlights of a visit from 'James Bond' and the rescue of Miss Moneypenny from a 'swamp'. We had about 43 children attend the holiday club at some point. 30 adults and youth helped, including 4 Zambians!
On Thursday 5 April 2012 the Sale of bric a brac and priceless old things held at Longridge Civic Hall was a great success raising £680 for the building fund.
This is how Longridge News saw it ...
The pub quiz on 23 March 2012 was a fantastic success.
This was a wonderful fun evening of fashion at the Church on 27th January 2012. Clothes were donated and sold at charity shop prices. Proceeds went to the Building Fund. It was a packed house and surplus clothes were all sold at £1 an item! You can’t beat that!
Travelling Nativity December 2011
A fantastic crowd of about 250 people packed the streets on Thursday evening 22 December for the first Inglewhite Travelling Nativity. Written by Helen Hardman, the Nativity was performed by members of the Church at different places around the village; in people's gardens, at businesses and on the village green, where the angel Gabriel appeared accompanied by a 'heavenly choir', to the astonishment of drivers on the main road! The landlady of the Green Man, dressed in typical style, played the innkeeper wonderfully, telling Mary and Joseph there was no room in the inn and for the crowd to "move along you are blocking my courtyard". Other star performers were a real donkey to carry a real Mary, numerous real sheep and real shepherds and a real live 8 weeks old, baby Jesus. The weather was rain free and mild and the real meaning of Christmas presented in such a special way captivated everybody who came. Inglewhite Church would like to thank the village community for their invaluable support in providing props, locations and mince pies and the police and all volunteers who made this a special event.
This was held in the Church Hall on the 28th October 2011 for the building fund. There were two parts: the first for items e.g. antiques, furniture, food etc. and the second for services e.g. car valeting, helicopter ride, head massage etc.
Congratulations: the sale raised over £4,000!!
Our fantastic Summer music festival 2011 was held on our new field at the back of the church with over 150 young people in the audience. That's not quite Glastonbury numbers but just wait until next year!! To see pics of the festival as well as our outdoor Sunday service click here