On Sunday we held our Christingle service. 34 residents, staff, families and friends attended what was a lovely service. Clare led the service of carols and we had readings of the Christmas story from those in the audience. We were spellbound by Allan’s contribution. As a resident he read the story of the shepherds, and made his own explanations and interpretation of the events. We had well known carols, with one resident providing the percussion in the form of clapping to the last verse of Hark the Herald Angels Sing – well we didn’ t have a full orchestra and he knew when to come in and how to raise the tempo – his love of music being clear for all to see and hear.
Clare, with a touch of the Blue Peter, explained how to make a christingle and staff and friends helped the residents to make one each, lighting the candles for just long enough to let everyone enjoy the glow and flicker of the flames.
We look forward to our Family Lunch on Sunday, and the Christmas show next week.