Special events

As well as special all age worship at festivals e.g. Christmas and Easter, there are other celebration services through the year at which our whole church family join together for praise and worship: Harvest, Mothering Sunday, Baptism anniversary, Remembrance.

There are also special events and activities throughout the year to help us grow together as a community and to reach out the hand of friendship to others. Some of these have become annual events and others a fun one-off occasion.

Scarecrow Trailnoddy sm

Since 2008, each year in the Easter holidays we organise a Scarecrow trail around the village of Tutshill. Scarecrows are dressed up as characters on a theme and people are invited to guess the names and take part in the competition. As well as a good fundraising activity this has become a great community event causing a lot of fun and laughter in the village.

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Saints and Sausages

Each year on 31st October, we hold an alternative Hallowe’en party for families who want to avoid the trick’n’treating. Instead we have fun celebrating the eve of All Saints Day, with crafts and games, food and singing. Many of the church members volunteer to help, both old and young, to make this a wonderful occasion. Children are allowed to wear fancy dress but are discouraged from coming as ghosts, skeletons, witches etc. Entrance is free and hot dogs are sold for a small amount to cover costs.

Harvest Hog

In recent years our traditional Harvest Supper has been replaced by a Barn Dance and Hog Roast which has proved very popular. People from the church brought friends and neighbours and this too turned out to be a great community event, the only problem being too many people to dance all at once!

Irregular eventsburns sm

We also hold occasional special events, either as particular fundraisers or simply to build community and forge relationships. In the past these have included:

 

  • Burns Night celebration with our Benefice partners of St Briavels and Hewelsfield in 2011. A traditional meal of Haggis, neeps and tatties, followed by sherry trifle filled our stomachs whilst a sing-a-long-o’-Burns with a shot of whisky kept us all amused.
  • St Andrews Day Supper, suspiciously like the BUrns night, was held in 2013
  • Family fun day - a hugely successful event which was held as part of the fundraising appeal in 2008,
  • Open Gardens - another successful fundraiser of 2008 may be scheduled again due to popular demand.

 

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