Brol­lies brought out for chapel’s Christ­mas event

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

AN UN­USUAL fes­ti­val helped her­ald the start of Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions at a vil­lage church.

El­ton Methodist Chapel held an Up For Christ­mas fes­ti­val, fill­ing the build­ing with an daz­zling ar­ray of um­brel­las and para­sols.

Each one was hand-dec­o­rated to il­lus­trate the text and scenes from Han­del’s fa­mous ora­to­rio the Mes­siah.

It has be­come a chapel tra­di­tion to start off the fes­tive sea­son with an un­usual cel­e­bra­tion.

In pre­vi­ous years it has in­cluded A Cav­al­cade of Car­ols and an An­gel Fes­ti­val.

David Hous­den, from the church, said: “This novel event was well sup­ported and a steady stream of vis­i­tors came to ad­mire as ex­tracts from Mes­siah were played. No charge was made but teas and good­will of­fer­ings amounted to over £400 which will be added to the Chapel Roof Fund.”

The chapel’s Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions con­tinue with a mid­night mass ser­vice, held with the parish church, at All Saints Church, El­ton at 11.30pm on Christ­mas Eve.

On Christ­mas Day there will be a chapel ser­vice at 10.30am for com­mu­nion and car­ols.

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