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  • Music Events:
    Saturday, 02 March 2019 07:30 pm
    The Dukes of Uke CANCELLED

    at Carlops Village Hall
    Songs old and new with a distinctive taste of Scotland and that unique Dukes of Uke twist! Tickets £10 from www.thedukesofuke.org.uk   or contact Tim Wilcock tdjwilcock@gmail.com Tel: 07773 024024  
  • Music Events:
    Saturday, 23 March 2019 07:00 pm
    Linton Singers Spring Concert: Haydn's Creation and Hannah Haynes Cantata for St Triduana

    at City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
    "Cantata for Saint Triduana" (2018) - of Restalrig and other places. A new work with Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano and Baritone soloists by Hannah Haynes of West Linton, this cantata tells the strange story of this little known saint and her self-sacrifice. Together with a performance of Joseph Haydn's masterpiece "The Creation."   The choir will be accompanied by an orchestra of instrumentalists from the Lothians and Borders. This is a charity concert. More information from
  • General Interest:
    Saturday, 23 March 2019 07:30 pm
    Off the Wing at Silverburn

    at Silverburn Hall
    A gloriously random collection of words and music about birds and bird lore of  Scotland, as seen through the poetry, literature and traditional music of Scotland. With Martine Robertson, Enid Forsyth and Tom Kane. For more information contact Kath Hill Email: kmhill@scotnet.co.uk

Carlops Advent Garden Sunday 2nd December 3.45pm

THE CARLOPS ADVENT GARDEN, 2018

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS EVENT

Carlops Parish Church, Sunday 2nd December, 3.45pm.

Advent is a special time of year, when we are preparing for Christmas. Once again we will make our magical indoor garden in Carlops Parish Church: a spiral path of moss, with a mound in the centre, holding a large candle, from which, one by one, as we all sing carols, the children will light their own small candles. As they return along the path, the children choose a place in the green moss to plant their candles, which they carry in lovely red cored apples. (Parents or siblings can guide little ones around the path, of course.)

By the time the last child has made the journey, our garden will be blooming with many flame flowers.

PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday, each child should bring his/her own apple, with a candle placed in its cored centre, so that the apple becomes a candle-holder. An ordinary white kitchen candle is ideal. Red apples look lovely placed in the moss garden.

If you need any further information, contact:

Gerda Stevenson: 01968-661058

or Hannah Walters: 01968-660470

We’d like to be able to start by 4pm, at dusk, so do try to arrive at 3.45pm!

The ceremony will last for about an hour. There will be Christmas biscuits for the children to enjoy with juice, after the ceremony, while Gerda reads a Christmas story. And there’ll be some mulled wine for the adults. Finally, thinking of candles at ground level, it would be best for us to avoid wearing flouncy, flowing garments!

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