Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Carols by Candlelight service fills the church

Last Sunday's Carols by Candlelight service saw a record number of people fill the church. In all, 220 of us listened to the story of salvation told through readings and songs. We don't do things by halves on these occasions, so all mains lights were extinguished as we worshipped by the light of around three hundred candle flames. All those people and all those flames meant that we had to open many of the church windows (with an engineer's curiosity I've calculated the total heat generated by people and candle flames is 25kW - about the same as ten fan heaters on maximum).

Many thanks to Aileen, the choir, readers, and those who worked behind the scenes.