Reporter J White
An annual ‘Christmas Fair’ took place on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at St Andrew's Church on Bedford Street in Crewe.
The fair had a Victorian theme and there were numerous stalls including a tombola, games, jewellery, cheese, jams, cakes and a prize raffle. Children were able to visit Father Christmas and receive a present from him. There were also children’s activities. Sound Sensations and Pick & Mix provided live musical entertainment. Refreshments were also available. Money raised from the stalls will go to St Andrew's Church funds.
Revd Lynne said: “We've been delighted with the level of support the Fair has received from so many members of the wider community. We decided this year to offer not only free entry but also free face-painting and visits to Father Christmas, so there have been lots of happy faces here. Huge thanks to all those who have come along and to Fred Allman and the fantastic team of volunteers who organised and made the event run so well."
Forthcoming Christmas events at St Andrew's Church are: Sunday 17th December 2017 (Carol Service, 4pm), Friday 22nd December (Community carol singalong in the church garden – refreshments afterwards, 6pm), Christmas Eve (Sung Parish Communion, 9:30am; Christingle and Crib Service, 4pm; Midnight Mass, 11:30pm); Christmas Day (all age Christmas Communion, 9:30am) and Friday 29th 4pm-Saturday 30th December 3pm 2017 Experience Christmas! A live telling of the Christmas Story guided by a friendly innkeeper plus lantern making, Muppets, pizza and much more. All events and activities free of charge.
Weekly services at St Andrew's Church are: Sundays (Said Communion, 8am; Worship and Communion - coffee is served after this service - 9:30am; Evensong or Sung Eucharist, 4pm), Tuesdays (Said Communion, 9am; Open informal worship with coffee and cakes, 6:30pm), and Thursdays (Said Communion - coffee and cakes afterwards, 10am). Saturday Café takes place every week 12noon to 1:30pm with soup, sandwiches & cakes in a relaxed atmosphere.
If you would like to learn more about the work of St Andrew's Church, join the choir or volunteer for any of their community projects please contact Revd. Lynne Cullens on 01270 569000 or firstname.lastname@example.org