The Rev Jo Archer-Sidall, pictured with husband Ed and their daughters Abi and Lizzie, led morning worship at Linthwaite Methodist Church, when the theme of her sermon was ‘The Hidden Years Of Christ’. Andrea Morley and her granddaughters Olivia and Emily lit the four advent candles. Ian Baxter read from Luke 2 v 39-52. Linthwaite Brass band were the guest accompanists at Linthwaite Methodist Church carol service, which was led by the Rev Jo and Lesley Baxter led the prayers of intercession. Bible readings, and the telling of the story of Christmas was read by various members of the church, who came together to create a tableaux depicting the manger scene. Maureen Stead and Graham Hirst acted out a humorous sketch about the innkeepers wife and a travelling salesman.
Karaoke carols were held on Saturday at Parkwood Methodist Church with Christmas crafts for children and mince pies and refreshments and carol singing. Refreshments by ladies of the church.
Marion Lloyd welcomed the congregation to Parkwood Methodist Church on Sunday morning. The preacher was the Ref Pam Ward, Barbara Rushforth led the Advent Candle service. Coffee was served after the service by Margaret Noble, Christine and Liam.