The Gift

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

The Gift - Two clarinetists and two Katherins!

Two clarinetists and two Katherins!

By Barrie Renwick

The Gift - Alison plays her bassoon.

Alison plays her bassoon.

By Barrie Renwick

The Gift - Alison poses with her bassoon.

Alison poses with her bassoon.

By Barrie Renwick

The Gift - The powerhouse of the band - Pauline and Margaret on saxaphones.

The powerhouse of the band – Pauline and Margaret on saxaphones.

By Barrie Renwick

The Gift - Phil leading the string department!

Phil leading the string department!

By Barrie Renwick

The Gift - Leading the percussion is Peter.

Leading the percussion is Peter.

By Barrie Renwick

The Gift - Matthew ready for action on the keyboard.

Matthew ready for action on the keyboard.

By Barrie Renwick

The Gift - Not only our pianist and band leader but Wendy trained the choir and put it all together - very well done!!

Not only our pianist and band leader but Wendy trained the choir and put it all together – very well done!!

By Barrie Renwick

The Gift - Some of the choir.........

Some of the choir………

By Barrie Renwick

The Gift - ......... and not all paying attention!

……… and not all paying attention!

By Barrie Renwick

The Gift - Not sure what these two were up to - mischief maybe??

Not sure what these two were up to – mischief maybe??

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.


Sutton Methodist Church

Sutton Methodist Church

Sutton Methodist Church, in the Hull East circuit, seeks to serve God and the community by making the ministry of Jesus Christ relevant for the 21st century. Through our Worship; Learning; Caring; Service and Evangelism, lived out in many varied ways, we believe we offer something for all the community. Whatever your age Sutton Methodist Church would welcome you into its ‘Family’ through any of the activities you see mentioned on this website.