Carol singing at Asda on Monday evening in Chandler’s Ford was a rather unusual experience.
Simon Farrenden and his Chandler’s Ford Brass Band were playing at the optician corner of the shop.
Rev. Peter Cornick from the Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church was playing the euphonium in front of modest ladies pyjamas, with one of the red vest behind him carrying these words, “Too Cool For Yule”.
Churches Together in Chandler’s Ford organised this beautiful event, which took place on the 16th of December. Young and old musicians played enthusiastically, competing against the constant alarm from the door.
Chandler’s Ford Street Pastors were extremely busy. They could be spotted yards away as they were wearing their distinct blue shirts and blue jackets. Interestingly, street pastor Steve Nichols’ shoelaces were also blue. The street pastors greeted the shoppers and collected money for Christian Aid.
“Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality.” From Christian Aid
Thanks to Simon Farrenden for conducting his Chandler’s Ford Brass Band. Thanks to Helen Cornick for managing the choir of various abilities from all local churches.
It was a joyful evening filled with the true spirit of Christmas in the community of Chandler’s Ford. Well done, everyone!
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