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On Tuesday 2nd January 2024, 51 people went to The Ark and enjoyed themselves at the Colchester Circuit Christmas Celebrations.

On arrival everyone had the opportunity to test their Christmas knowledge as there were plenty of quiz questions around the room. We were entertained by various people including Chris who talked about his life experiences, Margaret who recited two very enjoyable monologues and Geoff & Viv who talked about a letter of complaint from Joseph to his travel agent.

There was a rousing sing-along to the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ humorously adapted by Paul to include mention of 2 circuit ministers, 3 supernumeraries, 4 circuit stewards, 5 Greenstead roundabouts, 6 zoom meetings, 7 church councils, 8 treasurers counting, 9 more committees, 10 miles to Mersea, 11 Local Preachers and finally……the A12 traffic jams!

More community singing was led by Rev Chris and Clive on the piano followed by a song from Rachel and Judith and a short pantomime, Aladdin a Manger, performed by the Circuit’s newly formed amateur dramatic team.  Finally, there was a small play about the Angel’s Poinsettia and a sketch by Judith and Ron about Ravioli Christmas.

There was a very good selection of food and drinks and above all a tremendous sense of fellowship.  It was good to see people from across the Circuit come together and have a really enjoyable time whilst being very conscious of the birth of our Lord and Saviour.

There is already talk of another event next Christmas and maybe something sooner such as a summer picnic or BBQ.  We will be working on that!

In the meantime, our thanks to everyone on the planning team who ensured we had a successful event, and to those who came and made it such a memorable occasion.

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