Redhead Christmas Carols
Every year sees us put on what has come to be seen as a feature community event in the seaside village of Redhead; our annual Christmas Carols. We started out calling it Messy Carols when we were doing Messy Church some years back, however we’ve taken to calling the event as the Redhead Christmas Carols. It takes a team made up from just about everyone in or parish as well as helper from other neighbouring Anglican parishes as well; All Saints Belmont, Charlestown Anglican and St Peters Windale both send much needed volunteers along to help.
This year we featured the music of well known local singer song writer Heather Price from her album Carols in the Sun. We sang Heathers songs for our first set of the evening before joining Quizworx performers for a performance featuring live actors and puppets of ‘A Very Real Christmas’ which told the story of Christmas explaining that it wasn’t just a story, but that it really happened – Jesus lived in a ‘real time’ in a ‘real place’ and is (yep – I’ve written ‘is’ on purpose!) a ‘real person’.
Following a wonderful and engaging show we launched the Redhead Anglican Permaculture Community Garden – a garden not just for us Anglicans but for all the community of Redhead and surrounding areas. Mayor Kay Fraser, Minister Jodie Harris and, Bishop Peter Stuart were on hand to officially open, launch, and bless the garden. After the ‘official’ stuff was over we were all set to sing some of our favourite Christmas Carols.
We hope we’ll see you at one of our Christmas services where you can find out more about how God stepped into history at the first Christmas with a message of freedom and salvation for us all.