Wednesday, 5 December 2012


Joseph and a very heavily pregnant Mary
were the focus of the 1st Advent reflection as they travel in hope for what is to come.
With only candle light around the chapel, the atmosphere was full of expectation!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Christmas Fair 2012 at AS&M

Karryann & Georgia getting ready for the chocolate fountain.
Where's the melted chocolate Jackie?
Millie, Elizabeth, Megan and Lily
 ready with their surprise parcels and Advent candles

Doorman Roy. Greeting everyone with his friendly smile

Edi and Karen smiling too on the raffle stall.

Talented Elizabeth, sells raffle tickets for her homemade Christmas cakes. Fantastic!

Carol keeping the Christmas gift stall looking good.

Violet and Muriel very popular on chocolate tombola

Paula and Jean looking serious on the bottle tombola!

Christine and Jean kept busy on the gift stall
Ho! Ho! Ho! Baby Freya and Santa's helper, Caitlin

Jean in charge on the cake stall
 keeps the three helpers, Anne, Carole and Laura hard at work

Joyce, Emily and happy Michelle take good care of the toys
Kitchen stars creating culinary delights in the kitchen. 
Well done ladies!

Jim Dobbin MP who opened the fair this year with organiser Ann and Fr Philip.
What's that on your head Philip?

Janice and co kept very busy on the toy tombola.

Chocolate fountain in full flow
 as Elizabeth dips her fruit kebab in chocolate helped by Karryann

Mona, busy as always with the lucky dip tubs

Carol's got the gold and Keith is trying to play his cards right! 
Higher Keith!

Come on Anne - you can do it in one!

One for you - one for me please. Thanks Jean!


 The altar and candle stand ablaze with light from the candles
 lit by the families of loved ones who have died
 and who were remembered in AS&M this week.
Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Matthew  5: 4
One of four poster boards holding the names of those who were remembered
at the memorial service and continue to be prayed for .

St Thomas, Bowlee, Coffee Afternoon

The workers get busy sorting items to fill shoe boxes

 The finished boxes. Well done everyone!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Remembrance Service 2012

Brigade Office, John Duffy plays the Last Post and Reveille in today's Remembrance service.
 In the background is the lectern frontal made by the Brigade.

Some of the senior band members playing after the service.
John, Louise, Andrea, Jonathan, Karryann and Michelle.

Kneelers, poppy wreath and leaves, and Sapper Paul Lowe's hat
forming part of the displayfor today's service

Poppy wreath made by the Sunday School children
 and in place of honour at St Thomas' , Bowlee

Monday, 5 November 2012

Baptism of Freya Rose

Proud parents Nathan & Sarah holding their daughter, Freya Rose baptised yesterday by Fr Philip

Thursday, 1 November 2012

ALL SAINTS DAY service at All Saints & Martyrs

Clergy in abundance at this years service.
Reverends Jackie, Marcia, Philip, Alan, Ian and Pauline.
Special thank you to Rev'd Ian McVeety, who was a curate here many years ago and tonights guest preacher

Cakes in abundance.
Thank you to Christine and her team for the wonderful potato pie supper
and all these wonderful cakes afterwards

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

BRIGHT & LIGHT PARTY - alternative halloween

Fairy Christine and Knight Jonathan in fancy dress

Rev'd Jackie drenches the Burnside Centre's youth worker, Kirsty with water to demonstrate the opposites of wet and dry and to link with the opposites of light and dark - the theme of the night. The children really loved this and chanted through the night - "We hate the darkness, we love light."

The chocolate fountain in full flow

Rev'd Pauline coping really well with the constant queue for the fountain. Is that Tinker Bell?

Hero Spiderman looking very colourful

Whoops! Tinker Bell's halo has slipped. Good job Rev'd Pauline was on hand to put it back.
Tinker Bell (aka Christine) takes the young apprentice fairies under her wings!
Megan looking really 'bright and light'

Saturday, 27 October 2012

'Cliff & Chips' social at AS&M

Enid having a great time!
Andy demonstrates how to make Belgian chocolate truffles. Gorgeous!!
The ladies enjoy freshly made hot fish, chips and peas. Wonderful! 
Andy makes a quick change and entertains us with some of Cliff Richard's greatest hits 
Andy with Jackie our organiser. Well done Jackie a great time was had by all! 

Saturday, 20 October 2012