The Holy Trinity Church Choir performed on Day 11 of Henley’s Living Advent Calendar in front of a packed Falaise Square. The Living Advent Calendar was partnered with Informality Gallery in support of Henley Nomad Community Project last night.
The choir opened the night with “Joy to the World” and this was followed by Reverend Duncan Carter reading “Luke’s Gospel Account of the Birth of Jesus”.
Acoustic duo Abbie Nimmo and Lucy Brewster performed a beautiful rendition of “Mary, Did You Know?” After the performance, Lucy’s husband, Sam Brewster, leader of the Trinity at Four congregation began to speak about the true message within the song. Sam said, “There aren’t many emotions deeper than the love of a mother and her child.”
The choir ended with their rendition of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” which was sung along by the crowd. Sam and Lucy Brewster added, “It was a lovely evening to perform and sing for the people of Henley. It looked beautiful by the tree. The Trinity at Four congregation aims to engage and connect with younger people so I hope we did that.”
Sue Prior, Funding Coordinator and Family Support Worker for Nomad said, “ We are proud that Living Advent Calendar has adopted us as a charity. If you visit our centre at the moment, you would think we are building a supermarket, we have been inundated with food, the people of Henley are so generous. Our volunteers will be packing over 300 bags of food which will be going out to families who can’t afford some of the luxury items that we love. We were able to take these out to families and bless them so they can enjoy Christmas.”
With regards to Nomad’s work within the Henley community, Sue said, “Two of our staff are working with young people down at the YMCA playing football, keeping them off the streets and keeping them positive, there are lots of things we are trying to do for the community.”
The evening ended with guests being invited inside the new Informality gallery. On arrival, they were greeted by Informality’s Katie Telford and her mother Celia with wine and mince pies.