Moulton St. Mary Carol Service


Gt. Yarmouth Mercury, Friday December 19th 2008
Town & Country News, January 2009

The Church of Moulton St. Mary, near Acle is set in a remote pastoral setting over a mile from its village and although declared redundant - and now protected by the Churches Conservation Trust - it came alive once again at the weekend for 'A Celebration of Christmas'.
Volunteers had worked hard to brighten up the interior - famous for its 14th century medieval wall paintings - with beautiful floral and seasonal decorations and a congregation of over one hundred filled the tiny church for the candlelit service.
Stalham Brass Band, under director of music Tim Thirst, welcomed everyone with a Christmas music selection and also provided the music for the service.
Members of Acle Primary School Choir gave renditions of 'Come With Me Tonight' and 'All About You'.
Two excellent solo performances - 'Walking in the Air' by Bethany Searle and 'Walking In a Winter Wonderland' by Katie Duncan received well deserved applause. Later - joined by Laura Dewing and Sally Smith - they performed a comical version of 'Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer' and 'Ten Little Christmas Trees'. The musical items were interspersed with festive readings and carols sung by the congregation including a rousing finish with 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas'. The Stalham Brass Band concluded the Celebration with more Christmas music.

 

 

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