The residents of Thornton Hill Residential Home were filled with festive cheer and song as Paul hosted our third consecutive carol service for them. Listening to BBC Radio Lancashire’s one hour programme called ‘Lancashire Sings Christmas’ where, along with seventy different locations around the North-West of England, we joined in and sung twelve carols and listened to the conversations in-between, which also included a Christmas message from Archbishop John Sentamu.
At this time of year, when the residents feel lonely and recall memories of Christmas gone by, it was great to see so many people from St Mary’s, as well as people from our neighbouring churches in Barnoldswick, come along and support this event, singing and talking with the residents. A great time was had by all. At the time of writing this, Paul has already been asked to host it again in 2017.