Village News: Burgh le Marsh

Burgh Monday Club members during their trip to London. Photo by Eileen Chantry.
Burgh Monday Club members during their trip to London. Photo by Eileen Chantry.
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ANGELS - Please note there is no Little Angels this month as it falls on New Year’s Day.

CRIB - There was a large congregation for the family crib service, held on Christmas Eve afternoon in the parish church of St Peter and Paul and conducted by Father Terry.

Several children took part in the readings and in placing the statues in the crib.

The service concluded with all of the children gathered around the crib singing ‘Away in a Manger’.

Then, in the evening, there was Midnight Mass.

LIT - Burgh has certainly been lit up this Christmas with a tree in the market place and smaller trees all around as well as trees and lights on many of the businesses and residential properties.

MARSHWOLD - Burgh WI hosted the Marshwold Group of WI’s carol service in the Methodist Church recently.

The welcome was given by Marshwold Group Convenor Chris Morgan and the Bidding Prayers by Sally Hall.

A reading was given by Burgh WI President, Margaret Pisarsaka.

Other readings were given by Sue West, Chris Morgan and by Julie Bayliss of Wainfleet WI.

A Christmas reading, written by long standing Burgh WI member Gladys Waite, was read by June Smith.

Before the Paling of the Stars, written by Christina Rossetti, was read by Chris Morgan.

The Blessing was given by Janet Dodsworth of Burgh WI.

MONDAY - From the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham to the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Burgh Monday Club members and friends seem to make a habit of being photographed in front of Courts of Justice,

During their visit to London for the carols by candlelight at the Royal Albert Hall they took the opportunity to be photographed in front of the Royal Courts of Justice.

There were also visits to well known and lesser known places of interest, including the RAF Church of St Clement Danes where, amongst the 900 squadron badges, is one relating to RAF Coningsby.

One of the party, Michael Battersby, was amazed to see in the book of Remembrance the name of his great uncle Philip Battersby, who was killed towards the end of the Second World War.

The group stayed at the Tower Hotel, overlooking St Katherine’s Dock, where many of the boats were illuminated with fairy lights. The lights along Regent Street and Oxford street were also much admired.

Thanks were expressed to organiser Chris Bassford and to coach driver Nick for a splendid weekend

PROCESSION - There will be Procession and Sung Mass in the parish church of St Peter and Paul on Sunday, January 5 at 9.30am. Then at 6pm there will be Procession and Sung Evensong at 6pm.