(includes the Cutting of the Cake)
Words of tribute and presentations of flowers,
garden centre tokens and an amazing cake to
our Churchwarden Jean, for 50 years of
service to Clippesby Church
The Clippesby Christmas Choir
Carols by Candlelight - Clippesby Church - 13th December 2016
It was a very different experience for the Clippesby Christmas Choir this year as we had to sing without the help of our conductor Pauline who was unable to be with us for health reasons.
It was lovely to welcome Sally Mitchell to take our service again and Anne Brookes to play for us once more, and Anne brought three of her music pupils to accompany the congregation hymns (I understand Anne is playing for ten carol services this December) Plus, of course, it was great to see so manyof our friends both old and new filling the pews.
After Sally brought the service to a close Sue Pickles read a letter written by a young Canadian soldier to his parents describing the Christmas Day he spent as a guest of the Bower family at Clippesby Hall in 1942 when he was stationed in Clippesby. Then Geoffery Hewitt lapsed into Norfolk to give an account of a school Nativity Play.and the choir rounded things off with their version of 'Here we come a Wassailing' as the 'ladies of this place' brought round their laden trays of hot mince pies and scrumptious mulled Clippesby cyder.
The churchwardens offer their grateful thanks to everyone who helped in any way to bring forth yet another Clippesby Carol Service.