The Salvation Army Christmas Concert

On the evening of Friday the 13th of December St. Cross hosted a Christmas Carol concert with our friends from the Salvation Army in Stockport. It was lovely to see the church decorated ready for Christmas with the crib scene set at the high altar. There was a healthy attendance of over 100 and everyone was captivated by the music of the brass band, the songsters and that timbrelists.  In true Christian ecumenical spirit St. Cross supported with our singers, pianist and organist.

We were taken on a journey preparing ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus later this month and the reflections given through the evening provided everyone with food for thought on the true meaning of Christmas through the Incarnation of God in Christ.

The ticket receipts will be shared equally between the Salvation Army Citadel in Stockport and St Cross.  There was also a retiring collection the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal .

The Vicar would like to say a big thankyou to everyone who played their part, not just with the Christmas carols and music, for which there has been endless hours of practice,  but also behind the scenes with the preparation of the Church and subsequent tidying after, the refreshments and the ticket sales.  Paul would also like to say thankyou to the people from the Salvation Army some of whom travelled quite some distance to Knutsford. 

Unfortunately there are no photographs from the concert (the vicar forgot to put the memory card in his Camera!) but here is a photograph of the songsters from the Stockport Citadel practicing for a Christmas concert a few years ago .

At the end of the concert Paul gave thanks to everyone and closed with prayer before the Salvation Army band played an entertaining medley of Christmas music to bring the evening to a fitting conclusion.