An evening of Christmas music as we performed Graham Kendrick’s “The Gift – Make Way for Christmas”, a lovely start to the Christmas Season! View on Facebook
Not only our pianist and band leader but Wendy trained the choir and put it all together – very well done!!
By Barrie Renwick
Update: January 2018
Usually each year the circuit marks the Christmas season with the Martin House Carol Service held at Holderness Road, but this year Sutton marked the occasion with a performance of ‘The Gift’ by Graham Kendrick.
Sutton singers and guest instrumentalists (a number of whom were some of our own young people who now live in various parts of the country) came together on the day of the performance for a rehearsal: After a workshop in the afternoon for the musicians they were joined later in the day by the singers for a short practice, with the performance following on in the evening. It all came together brilliantly, and a wonderful time of joyful praise was had by all who came, with each song reminding us that we were celebrating the ‘Greatest Gift of all’. A fabulous way of focusing our minds as we entered Advent, that time of waiting for Christ, Immanuel – God with us.
It is with deep sadness though that as we look back to this occasion we remember Barrie, no longer with us in person as he was on the day of ‘The Gift’ when he led the singers in a couple of songs. Barrie who loved to sing praises to his Lord whenever and wherever possible and who will be remembered with much love and fondness by so many people. Sutton was the special place that Barrie always came home to and we will miss him so much. We were blessed to have known him and rejoice that he was part of this church family.