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Christmas at Thackley


Our Christmas activities started in early November collecting donations for Christmas hampers for Bradford North Foodbank. Our Christmas Fair swiftly followed on a very chilly late November morning with the first snow of winter! The Fair raised over £600 and we are grateful to Monday Mums for serving refreshments, to the Ladies Group for their yummy cake stall, to the Brownies for their chocolate tombola, the Guides for their tombola and for making lip balm and to everyone else at Team TMC for the many varied ways in which they contributed to the success of the morning.

For several years we have shared one big Christmas card and given the money we would usually spend on cards to charity. The charity is Caring for Life which changes lives by sharing Jesus' love with the vulnerable; if you've not visited their wonderful coffee shop, make it a New Year's resolution to do so - http://www.caringforlife.co.uk/. This year's fabulous Christmas card was made for us by Junior Church and donations amounted to £104.10

We were delighted to welcome, for the second year running, the staff, children, families and friends from Thackley Primary School for their Christmas concerts. The church was full and the children gave two stunning performances; all credit to the hard work and encouragement of their teachers. Retiring collections raised £193.86 shared equally between church funds (heating costs) and Action for Children.

John and Margaret Vickerman gave us a good workout for our service of favourite carols, when we sang no less than ten carols! Christmas Eve morning was equally active and creative when we made Christingles.

Our traditional Christmas Eve Carols by Candlelighthas always attracted visitors from the local community. Once again, the church was almost full and the singing nearly raised the roof. It was a joy to hear from one grandfather that given the option of settling down to a family film or Christmas carols, his grandchildren had resoundingly chosen to join us! It was a very special time of worship led by Rev Andrew. As is our custom, we collected donations for Bradford Soup Run which amounted to £193.28. 

Ruth W Thackley Methodist Church

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