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Christmas Lunch 2014


 Home Alone Christmas

Soup to start with


Christmas Dinner



Apple Pie Strawberries & cream














Christmas Day 2014 was wonderfully enjoyable thanks to the Home Alone event held at St James´s Church hall.


The hall was initially prepared on Christmas Eve by volunteers who worked hard putting out tables and preparing the seasonal table décor. It all looked very welcoming and colourful afterwards, and place-sets were all neatly laid out ready for the big day.
Brenda Noone´s husband had kindly made the volunteers a delicious cake, which was greatly enjoyed by everyone accompanied by a cup of tea after their work.




From 11 o´clock on Christmas Day approx 40 local people arrived through the door, and the merriment began.
The dinner was magnificent and consisted of a three-course meal, and even a choice of desert for afters. Soft drinks and the obligatory Christmas crackers completed the fare.
Throughout the day the volunteers worked hard serving, collecting plates, and generally making sure everyone had a good time. The kitchen was ´manned´ by another collection of stoic, hard working volunteers who tirelessly served-up, emptied and stacked the relentless dishes. In fact the washer-up seemed to be tied to the sink !



A short Quiz had been prepared by Keith Chinn for after the meal, which provided much jollity and discussion over the answers ! The raffle seemed to be endless and it was amazing how many generous prizes there were.
The finale of the afternoon was the robust singing of Christmas Carols led by all the volunteers, which everyone enthusiastically joined in with.
The one thing that stood out from it all was the laughter and smiles on people´s faces. It really was a wonderful and special day.



David and Angela Stroud have done a wonderful job of preparing and organising yet another successful Christmas Day for those who would otherwise be at home alone. They have created an unquantifiable and significant event for local people who would otherwise be alone and possibly lonely.
It is also inspiring to know that the day was supported by many of the local businesses who contributed food and goods free of charge for the event.
God is truly in the element of this joyful occasion.








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