LINTHWAITE Methodist Church celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve with a special Christingle Service.
During the service Millie Taylor, Sam Loftus and Emily Brook acted out a satirical sketch The Rich List.
The young people from the Junior Church also performed, staging a short playlet rent-an-angel.com which told the story of the birth of Christ, but with a modern slant. Abi Archer – who played Mary – sang the solo How Can This Be?
The children then gave out the Christingles which were then lit, and the whole congregation sang the popular carol Away in a Manger.
The well-attended service was led by Sue Howard and Linda Nuttall was the organist.
The director was Andrea Morley, Peter Stead operated the AV and John Myers was in charge of the lighting.