New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
Gazette >

Café Christingle

by Margaret Duggan

THE LOCAL community was invited to coffee and doughnuts at St Michael’s, Preston, at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning. The recent removal of the pews meant that instead of the usual eucharist, chairs and tables had been arranged café-style, and 230 people came — at least 100 more than usual.

On the tables they found the means to make their own Christingles in the course of the service that followed, and then everyone was served with coffee and doughnuts. “It was a way of marking ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

Chief Executive

London and Home Counties

Sons & Friends of the Clergy CHIEF EXECUTIVE Circa £85,000 • London Sons & Friends of the Clergy is at an exciting point in its history. After a recent merger the organisation has settle...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

Clowning glory

Clowning glory

Clowns are having a bad press, but they represent an ancient and holy tradition, Pat Ashworth discovers  Subscribe to read more

Top comment

Not the comfy chair!

Decisions about pews and reordering reveal the very purpose of a church, argues William Whyte  Subscribe to read more

Thu 20 Oct 16 @ 19:09
RT @malcolmguitejust been sent the pdf of my comment piece on #Dylan and the #Nobel prize for the @ChurchTimes - look forward to the ensuing discussion!

Thu 20 Oct 16 @ 18:05
In tomorrow's Church Times: clowning with the Holy Fools, #OpusAnglicanum at the @V_and_A & we interview @PeteGreig