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December 2012 / January 2013 The magazine of Banstead United Reformed Church


BANSTEAD UNITED REFORMED CHURCH SERVICES Our Family Worship is held every Sunday at 10.30am a crèche is provided. Junior Church for children aged 3-14 meets at the same time, and we have a music group which meets at 10.10am. Holy Communion is normally celebrated during our morning service on the first Sunday of each month. The Prayer Circle meets every two weeks. Please note: Monday is the Minister’s day off. For details of future events and important dates for your diary please see the monthly Diary Sheet or check out our Website:

www.bansteadurc.org.uk Tidings is edited by Linda Richards. Address: 3 Breech Lane, Walton on the Hill, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7SQ Tel 01737 813617, e-mail burctidings@hotmail.co.uk I am happy to receive your contributions, ideas and suggestions for Tidings at any time but copy for the next edition should be with the editor by

Sunday, 20th January 2013


Dear Friends Putting together the items for this edition of Tidings made me realise what a lot of tidying up there is to do at the end of the year – and that is even before starting to plan for Christmas. As we look forward to Advent, and then to Christmas there are things happening beyond that, in the New Year, that need to be planned for and set in train now. And this means that the January diary seems to be full already with events and meetings locally and in the wider church. And just in case you are thinking ‘Oh, more tedious meetings’, one of them will be one of those exciting, awesome, holy moments, when the Synod Students and Candidates Committee will be meeting people who are exploring a call to ministry in the Church. Another is our own Elders’ AwayDay. Both these New Year events will be concerned with preparing for, and looking forward to, the future of the Church. Decisions will be made that will have a long term impact. So what am I looking forward to at the moment? First of all, the Advent Quiet Day at All Saints’ on 1st December, which, although you will not read this edition of Tidings until after the date, you will have heard about through Sunday morning announcements, and the noticeboards in church. Of course, I don’t have time for a Quiet Day, there is just too much to do – but maybe that means I need to make a greater effort to put the time aside. In a church like ours, where we seek to discern God’s will through the Councils of the Church (i.e. meetings) it is too easy to be task orientated, and we run the risk of forgetting the gospel, the good news, that is the reason for our being Church.


Thankfully, we can hold on to Christmas beyond New Year’s Day, and even beyond Twelfth Night. So if there are times when our responsibilities in the Church, for others, and even for ourselves, mean that we have not had time fully to prepare for Christmas, there is still time to reflect on the birth of an unexpected child in an unexpected place, who will overturn the expectations of the world not just for 2,000 years, but for all time. Because Christmas takes us right through into the beginning of February. At Candlemas, which we will celebrate during Holy Communion, we pause to reflect on the vulnerability of a God who became flesh in the child Jesus, and whom we name as ‘The Light of the World’. It will be Christmas, and the crib will still be there. As you look forward to Advent, and to Christmas, may you all know God’s peace, and God’s blessing. Yours in Christ, Jenny

Jenny and Charles invite you to Pies & Punch at the Manse Tuesday 18th December 5.30 – 8.00

Come as and when you can.

Unfortunately we have not received the Christmas letter from the Moderator of Southern Synod in time to include it in this month’s Tidings so it will appear on the noticeboard and on our website in due course. Ed.


CHURCH FAMILY NEWS ... To protect the privacy of the individuals concerned Church Family News is available on the members’ log in page of the website or in the paper copy of Tidings.

For details of the log in and password please contact burctidings@hotmail.co.uk


Elders’ Away Day for all Elders, serving and non-serving at Reigate Park United Reformed Church

Saturday 26th January 2013 10.00 – 4.00

We will be led by Revd George Watt, Minister of Reigate Park Church, as we look at the present and plan for the future. Lunch will be provided.

Junior Church will once again be running a Christmas Greetings Board if you would like to use this as a way to send greetings to other church family members. The money raised this year will be going towards funding a wheelchair.

You will be able to “buy” your greetings from Sunday 2nd December onwards.


Sunday 16th December Family Worship at 10.30 will be led by the Junior Church and will include their Nativity Play.

Everyone, of all ages, welcome.

Sunday 23rd December There will be a short

All Ages Communion at 9.30 before the Junior Church leave to sing carols at the Rose Homes.

Christmas Communion at 10.30am Led by our Minister, the Revd. Jenny Morgan.

Christmas Eve Carols by Candlelight 6.30pm Followed by seasonal refreshments

Christmas Day Family Service 9.30am A short service for all the family, you are invited to bring along a favourite present.


COPYING WORDS

AND MUSIC

– A REQUEST

We have a Christian Copyright Licence that allows us to copy the words of many hymns for church use. We also have a licence that allows us to copy music. Under the terms of the licences we have to make an annual return of hymns and music copied. In the past year, if you have copied any words or music for church use, please could you let me know by the end of January, so that I can make the return in February. First line and author for the hymns, and name of music and composer should allow me to tick the right boxes. Thank you. Jenny

FLOWERS IN CHURCH Thank you very much to everyone who provided flowers in 2012. They were much appreciated by the congregation and the recipients. It is now time to fill in the chart for 2013 which will be in place in the Atrium from the first Sunday in December. If you would like a special Sunday to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion please enter your name on the appropriate date. There is no need to think you have to do a special arrangement – a bunch of flowers form the supermarket or a potted plant will be acceptable. Please don’t hesitate to sign up now. Joyce Carlisle


PRAYER FOR the Middle East As the Tidings deadline approaches there is a ceasefire between Gaza and Israel. However as the season of goodwill and peace approaches Christian Aid have published a prayer for this troubled region of the world, which is based on Psalm 130. Out of the depths we cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear our voices! Above the sound of rockets and the weeping of those bereaved, hear our earnest prayers! We look on in horror at children killed, homes and schools hit, smoking rubble. We listen in fear to voices speaking defiance, vowing revenge, claiming violence as a solution. We mourn with all who have lost loved ones, all who have fled the fighting, all who will lie down in fear this night. We wait for the Lord, our souls wait, and only in the Prince of Peace can we hope; our souls wait for the Lord, more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch in fear for what destruction the morning’s light will show. O peoples of this troubled region, may your angry voices be calmed, may love drive out hatred. may God’s peace settle upon you. May God redeem all who call for further killing. May the horrors of these days give fresh determination to the peacemakers. And may we see conflict here no more. Amen. © Christian Aid 2012


DANCING IN JANUARY The ceilidh planned for 1st December has now been postponed until Saturday 19th January 2013. Tickets will be available from Sheila Costello. Make sure you keep the date free!

The Church that says “Yes!” continues on Tuesday 29th January 7.30 p.m. coffee, 7.45p.m. start and finishing by 9.15 What does it mean to be a church that is truly welcoming and values everyone who enters its doors and so is a mirror of the community it serves? Mrs Joan Pike from Caterham URC will be guiding us as we explore what it means to be a Church that says ‘Yes!’ Come along and be a part of this enjoyable look at ourselves as a church.

CRISIS

AT

CHRISTMAS

At the last Elders Meeting we agreed to support Crisis at Christmas by making a donation from the 'Impact' Budget of £208 to fund a table for 10 guests at one of Crisis' Skylight Centres. Whilst the 'food run' is now a bit of a distant memory we hoped the congregation would feel this was a good way for the church to continue to support those working with homeless people at this time of year. Kevin Dinnage


SOMETHING NEW … A HOUSE GROUP WITH A DIFFERENCE!

Do you enjoy watching films? Would you like to discuss them with other people? Have you ever thought about their underlying themes and how they might be relevant to your Christian life? Starting on 7th January, there will be a new house group looking at some of the issues raised in film. We will begin with ‘The King’s Speech’ starring Colin Firth, based on the true story of King George VI and his efforts to overcome his speech impediment. Each session will include extracts from the film, relevant Bible passages, group discussion and, of course, refreshments! We will meet together at the home of Linda and Ken Richards on Mondays 7th, 14th, 21st January and 4th and 11th February at 7.45pm. If you would like to come please sign the list on the noticeboard or let me know by phone or email. Don’t worry if you can’t commit to all five sessions just come when you can. You will find it useful to have seen the film before the sessions start so if you have not done so and would like to borrow the DVD let me know. Linda Richards


GOODBYE… BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. On Sunday 25th November we said what we hope will be 'Au revoir' to Keith and Carol with a card and some tokens for them to spend on their new garden in Shaftsbury. 'Token' seems very apt because Keith and Carol have given so much to the church in the 16 years they have been with us that any farewell gift could only ever be a token one. Carol has added so much colour and flair to our publicity and church decoration and with Keith at the helm of the management team we have seen our buildings and decor improve virtually week by week. I am also very grateful to Keith for supporting me as an ever reliable duty secretary. We wish Keith and Carol all the best in their travels and new life and look forward to hearing news from them, Lauren and Caitlin. When you read this, Carol and I will be in India (more on this shortly) after moving into our new cottage in Shaftesbury. There was, I know, a lot of confusion about our actual leaving date and where we were eventually going to be, but all should now become clear. We first sold our house in June and started looking to move to the Salisbury area near some old friends. We didn’t find what we were looking for so we decided to broaden the circle that eventually took us, quite by chance to Shaftesbury. Carol and I had been there several years before and liked it, but had not contemplated that this would be the place that we would move to. Well, we discovered a beautiful, quintessential thatched cottage for sale in the centre of the town. It is a grade 2 listed cottage, built originally in 1615, with a Victorian extension added in 1850, so not too many straight walls or windows, it also had inglenook fireplaces and a lovely cottage garden. We made an immediate offer that was accepted. Unfortunately, our house sale then fell through and the cottage was re-sold. Following a discussion with our estate agent it seemed unlikely that we would sell our house again until spring 2013, but then we actually sold it a week later! Taking a philosophical approach Carol and I made the decision to rent locally so we could be in the ‘cash buyer’ market. We saw a couple of places in Reigate that we really liked and had our minds set on a house in Hilltop, in the Chart area of Reigate for those who know it.


A phone call on Tuesday 6th November was to change all this. We were contacted by the estate agent from Shaftesbury. He informed us that the cottage had come back on the market. We went down the next day, made an offer on the Thursday that was accepted. As a lot of the legal work had been completed the first time round, things moved very quickly. On the morning of the 9 th our solicitor telephoned to say the completion date would be Thursday 22nd November….15 days. Having been a little deflated when the house sale fell through the first time, we had made the decision to go to India and meet our daughter, Lauren who is spending two years ‘travelling the world’. Before she left, we had discussed where would be the best place for Carol and I to meet up with her. We had decided on Australia in February 2013 but we had then set about planning a trip that would allow us to meet up earlier in India. Lauren, as you can imagine was overcome with excitement, not so much about seeing her Mum and Dad, but more about having the opportunity to sleep in proper beds for a while with a roof over her head. During the past 6 months she has been travelling around Africa, (she has a boyfriend that runs a safari tour business in Zambia), meeting up with her cousin Hayley in Malawi, and then onto South Africa where she has met up with previous work acquaintances from London, and then more recently onto India. Hayley by the way is doing a 6 month sabbatical in Malawi at one of the schools. You may remember her from a quiz night that was held in the church last year. She and her friend Heena were raising money for the ‘Make a Wish charity’. One of the activities was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, which they did, and raised over £6,000. This charity was very supportive to us when Sophie was ill, and Hayley had said that at some point she wanted to do something in return for them. So ... the cottage went back on the market on 6th November, we completed on 22nd November, moved on 29th, will be off to Scarborough for a long weekend 1st to 5th December, and fly out to Delhi on 9th December. We will be in Thailand for Christmas and New Year, and then on to Vietnam and Cambodia returning on 24th January 2013. Moving into our cottage will literally be putting the bare essentials in place and leaving everything else until we return. I promise to send an update to Tidings.


Caitlin returned home from Chicago on 26th October for 3 weeks and has been a great help with some of the packing. Her visa expired, but she is returning in November under a visitor’s visa. She is living with her boyfriend Dave, whom she met at university in Michigan, working in a restaurant to keep her solvent and is hopeful of obtaining an internship with a charity that has a base in Chicago. Co-incidentally, the charity is again ‘Make a Wish’. She didn’t know this when she applied for the internship, and again, although sadly, she has had previous experience of what they do, which should be invaluable. So it is time to say goodbye, but no doubt we will be popping back to the Banstead area to catch up with friends and my son Stephen, his wife Jelena and my grandson Milo who are living in Sydenham. Once we are settled, if you find yourselves in the Shaftesbury area, then please call in, and if we are at home and not travelling away somewhere, we would be delighted to see you Both Carol and I send you our best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. We would like to thank all our friends in the Banstead United Reformed Church that have helped and supported us along the way over the years, particularly through the difficult times, and know we will keep you all fondly in our thoughts and prayers. Keith Pollock

THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH We know not what the future holds, but we do know who holds the future. Willis J Ray


THE BANSTEAD FIVE CHURCHES PRESENT ... SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS On Thursday 31st January 2013 at 7.30pm Friday 1st February 2013 at 7.30pm Saturday 2nd February 2013 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

If you would like tickets please contact Diana Parsk on 01737 351368 Tickets will be on sale from Monday 7th January 2013


ST PAUL’S CHURCH ADVENT REFLECTIONS Take time to be still in the rush of Christmas preparations. You are invited to spend time in God’s presence A half hour service of silence, prayer, music and spoken reflection by candlelight St Paul’s Lady Chapel Wednesdays 12th and 19th December 7pm All are welcome. We enter and leave the building in silence

Banstead Five Churches welcome everybody to our

JOINT ADVENT SERVICE at 8.00 pm on Wednesday 5th December at All Saints’ Church High Street, Banstead.

in the Church Orchard on Saturday 15th December at 11.00 am with Banstead Five Churches Come and join us to sing round the bonfire! With Father Christmas & refreshments


WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY The theme this year is ‘What does God require of us?, chosen by Christian groups in India. During the week of Monday 21st to Sunday 27th January we will be exploring in ecumenical fellowship what it means to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with God (Micah 6.8). So we meet for prayer for 20-30 minutes on: 21st January - 12.00 noon at St Ann’s Church 22nd January - 12.00 noon at St Paul’s Church 23rd January - 12.00 noon at the Methodist Church (to be confirmed) 24th January - 12.00 noon at the URC 25th January - 12.00 noon at All Saints’ Church And on Sunday 27th January at 4.00 pm there will be a joint service at St Ann’s Church, Brighton Road.

LENT HOUSE GROUPS Ecumenical house groups for the first five weeks of Lent will again be arranged by the Banstead Five Churches. Everyone is really welcome to join these friendly meetings for unpressured discussion. We will be using a book called Lentwise: spiritual essentials for real life by Paula Gooder, which has been described as ‘user -friendly, undaunting and profound.’ Sign up (by 27th January) on the lists that will be in the Churches from 30th December.


AIRCRAFT EVENING On Tuesday 20th November we held an ‘aircraft evening’ in the Church and Charles Morgan assembled his First World War Sopwith Pup for us to see. A one-third scale model it flies with radio control and the engine is a scaled-down replica of the original rotary engine. Charles was able to show us a superb video of the first flight and he explained to us many details of the construction of this wonderful model. During the afternoon I hear that the Tuesday club came in to see both model and the film and this was judged to be of great interest.. Many thanks to Charles and to Dave Cole for this most delightful evening. Ken Worsley


I have recently just graduated from Bath Spa University with a degree in Education Studies. I have absolutely loved studying in Bath! It has been a fantastic experience, especially as I was given the opportunity to work in an elementary school, in San Diego, for 3 weeks in my second year. This degree has given me a huge insight on current educational issues, such as inclusion and diversity, international education, the development of creativity and innovation, the teaching profession and in particular bilingualism. I became extremely interested in bilingualism and I decided to write my 10,000 word dissertation on ‘what are the most effective teaching methods for bilingual learners within Key Stage 1?’ The university arranged for me to undertake a school placement in an inner city school in Bristol, where the majority of pupils spoke English as a second language. From just two days observing the class teacher and the pupils, it made me realise how much I would like to would like to work in a diverse school. It would be challenging but worthwhile! I am currently nearing the end of my first term of the PGCE course which has included my first teaching placement in a primary school in Wells. It is very hard work but I am enjoying the teaching and loving the children. I am planning on staying in Bath after I finish my PGCE, which is where I am hoping that I will be able to find my first teaching job. Lucinda Parsk


LATIN AMERICA FUNDRAISING QUIZ Thanks to everyone who came to our fundraising quiz on Saturday, and also to those who gave donations. You helped us raise ÂŁ808 for Put Them First! We had a really fun evening and we hope that you all enjoyed yourselves too! Thanks so much to the URC for letting us use the church hall. We were pleasantly surprised by everyone's generosity on the night as we never imagined that we would raise so much money. We have already spent some of the money on sending 35 Spanish children's books to Put Them First in Peru, and they will hopefully arrive by the time that we start our volunteering stint on the 1st December. We will give the rest of the money to the charity director in person when we arrive and it will be spent on employing a permanent Spanish language teacher at the library project, as well as funding food, clothes and shoes, and school supplies for the 70 children who the charity is supporting. We will be writing a blog about our experiences while travelling and volunteering for those who wish to follow our journey. The address is llamatails.blogspot.co.uk Natalie and Daniele

TRINITY TREK FOR DECEMBER Saturday 8th December starting at 2pm Length of walk: 5 and a half miles Duration: 2 and a half hours Meet: Leatherhead railway station Grid reference OS Explorer map 146 Grid ref: 163568 A varied walk through woods over downland and along the river Mole. Some gradual ups and downs but no stiles.


SURREY AND SUSSEX SYNOD AREA PASTORAL COMMITTEES REPORT The Surrey and Sussex Synod Area Pastoral Committees met at Crawley United Reformed Church on 6 November 2012 and would like to report the following: 

Since last we met Viv Baker, former Church Secretary at Ewell URC has died after a long illness.

Please remember in your prayers Stan Baker, Elaine Dunn, David Littlejohns and the congregation at Ewell.

Caterham and East Grinstead are on the vacancy list.

Christ Church, Leatherhead and Leatherhead Methodist Church are considering their future mission together.

A Local Mission and Ministry Review (LMMR) has taken place at Walton on the Hill. We thank Robin Sanders and David Howell for trail blazing this process for us.

Revd Gerald Munro will continue as interim minister for Brighthelm, Brighton until July 2013. A director has been appointed to the centre.

We would like to thank Linda Richards who has agreed to be the Lay Preaching Co-ordinator for Surrey and Ian Fletcher who will take on that role for Sussex.

The Synod Area will shortly be seeking an Area Leader, and a Convenor and a Secretary for the Surrey Pastoral Committee. Churches are asked to send nominations for these posts to Jennifer Chalmers, Synod Area Administrator, email: jichalmers@btinternet.com

Local Church Leaders will be invited to a ’Conflict Management Training’ on 9 February 2013. Venue to be announced.

The next Synod Area Meeting is on 5 March 2013, Crawley United Reformed Church at 7.30pm.

Pastoral Committees meet again on 5 February 2013.


The energy companies have announced more prices rises. Here are a few tips to keep your heating bills down this winter. Some of these tips also reduce your carbon footprint. 

Investigate whether a different supplier can offer you a lower tarrif. Consider a fixed deal to guard against a future price increase.

Signing up to both gas and electricity from the same supplier will usually get you a discount.

Don’t pay by cash or cheque. Most suppliers offer discounts for paying by direct debit. You may also get a discount for viewing bills online instead of receiving paper bills.

Make sure you have adequate insulation in your loft. Many house owners in Surrey qualify for free insulation from “Action Surrey”. Tel 0800 7832503

Put on a pullover and lower the room thermostat by 1 degree! This can save up to £60 a year.

Turn off the central heating and hot water when you are out for the day. Don’t set the hot water temperature too high between 55°C and 60°C is about right.

Turn off the radiators in rooms you are not using. Pull all the curtains at night.

Only use the dishwasher with a full load. Only boil as much water as you need in the kettle.

Use low temperature programmes on your washing machine (30°C).


Lydia Langford’s niece, Jasmine, has recently returned from a trip to the Philippines with Asian Students Christian Trust. She writes of her experiences This year my aim has been to raise £650 to fund a trip to the Philippines where there is a small charity called ASCT, which my mum works for, supporting a children’s home and school. I wanted to visit for two reasons. I am studying childcare and this would contribute to my studies. Also, for the last 6 years my family and I have been writing to a girl who is in Mango Tree House, a home run by the charity. Around 4 years ago I wrote to say I would visit her, and thanks to friends and family who sponsored me on a walk, or paid me to do odd jobs, I was able to make both of my hopes come true by visiting the Philippines in October. My trip went very well, a typhoon just missed us but it felt like we got hit because of all the hugs we received. It was an amazing experience. Each child was very welcoming; they had made us a welcome poster and we were given letters to take home. While we were there we went on a sponsored swimming trip with the children in the home which was a very special experience for us and them. We visited the government owned homes which are built on a flood plain, each house had two rooms and a loo, and they made us feel so welcome in their tiny homes, they value everything they have so much and the sense of a community is so strong. We also visited Cashew school where we had to judge the students costumes for UN day. Out of 200 children each dressed up as a different country, we could only choose 6, a male and female from each year. The 200 children go to the school every day, however there are only 3 class room so the children come at two different times, morning and afternoon and they all share a cooked lunch together, cooked by the mums. This has been a truly life changing experience, and it had been a huge motivation for me at college because I have seen how much the Filipino children value their good start in life with an education. Jasmine Morey


HIGHLIGHTS TOUR OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM ALL WELCOME

Ever been just overwhelmed at the British Museum, or any museum for that matter, not knowing quite where to start? St Paul’s Church, Nork, is organising a tour by London Blue Badge Guide, Geoff Marshall, where the museum’s highlights will be explained. What will we see and hear about? The highlights tour will include the Rosetta Stone – key to understanding Egyptian Hieroglyphics; the Assyrian Lion Hunt – the amazing decorations of King Ashurbanipal’s palace; Lord Elgin’s Parthenon Marbles; the tomb of Mausolus at Halikarnasus (one of the wonders of the world); the Egyptian Mummies; the Portland Vase; the Royal tombs of Ur; the Roman Mosaic from Hinton St Mary with the first depiction of the head of Christ found in this country; the amazing treasures of the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial and much more. Saturday 9th February 2013. Meet at St Paul’s, Warren Road at 9am. We travel together to London by rail and underground and lifts will be provided to the station. Cost: £10 plus transport cost All are welcome. Put your name down now - contact Jill Bakker, 12 Parkwood View, SM7 1JH 01737 210241 jill.bakker@gmail.com Deidre Jackson, 134 Ruden Way, KT17 3LP 01737 350967


A CHRISTMAS QUIZ (Answers overleaf) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Who wrote the song 'White Christmas'? Which country invented tinsel in the 1600s? How many 'la's are there after the 'fa' in the song 'Deck the halls'? In which decade was the first Christmas card produced? In the Isle of Man what name is given to Boxing Day? Who wrote the story 'The Snowman'? In which year did Queen Elizabeth II make her first Christmas Speech? Who sang the opening line of 'Do they know it's Christmas?' in the original 1984 Band Aid single? Traditionally when should you decorate your Christmas tree? According to tradition when should you take your Christmas decorations down? What should you do if you forget? What game did the British and German soldiers play on Christmas Day 1914? For which instrument was the music for Silent Night originally written? Who was crowned king on Christmas Day 1066? Handel's Christmas oratorio, The Messiah, was first performed in 1742 in which city? How many of the traditional named reindeer have the initial 'D'? And can you name them? What is the name of the cake traditionally eaten in Italy at Christmas? What was the first gift 'my true love sent to me' on the sixth day of Christmas? Where was King Wenceslas king? How many ghosts visited Scrooge in 'A Christmas Carol'? Who banned Christmas in England between 1647 and 1660? Who is rumoured to have stolen Christmas? What colour are the berries on a mistletoe plant? What Christmas item was invented by London baker and wedding-cake specialist Tom Smith in 1847? In which carol do 'the angels keep their watch of wondering love'?


QUIZ ANSWERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Irving Berlin If you want to print the Germany quiz you can do so from 8 the members’ login 1840s page on the website. Wren Day Raymond Briggs 1952 Paul Young 24th December/Christmas Eve 6th January/12th Night Leave them up all year Football Guitar William the Conqueror Dublin 3 Dasher, Dancer, Donner Panettone 6 geese a-laying Bohemia 4 Oliver Cromwell The Grinch White Christmas Cracker O little town of Bethlehem


Minister: Revd. Jennifer Morgan, 01737 355026 Church Secretary: Kevin Dinnage 01737 356380

Copy for the next edition should be with the editor by Sunday, 20th January 2013. Email: burctidings@hotmail.co.uk


Tidings Dec 2012/Jan 2013