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  • Film:
    Friday, 13 December 2019 07:30 pm
    Pentland Film Society: "Charade"

    Dir: Stanley Donen 1963. Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn "The best Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never made." One of the all-time great romantic comedy/thrillers. For more information contact Elaine Abbot elaine.abbot847@btinternet.com
  • General Interest:
    Saturday, 14 December 2019 12:00 am
    Childrens' Christmas Party

    Please contact Rachel Hughes 07866 470678 by Weds 11th December to confirm numbers/ages of children. All help gratefully received
  • Music Events:
    Saturday, 21 December 2019 07:30 pm
    Linton Singers Christmas Carol Concert

    at Carlops Village Hall
    Children's Choir, seasonal music and refreshments. Tickets £10 (accompanied children free).  Contact the Secretary at secretary@lintonsingers.co.uk for more information
  • Church Events:
    Sunday, 22 December 2019 11:15 am
    Carols on the Green

    at Carlops Village Green
    Contact Murray Campbell 660530
  • Church Events:
    Tuesday, 24 December 2019 07:00 pm
    Christmas Carol Service

    at Carlops Church

  • General Interest:
    Tuesday, 31 December 2019 11:45 pm
    Hogmanay Procession and Ceilidh

    Gather at the Allan Ramsay Hotel.  Carlops Ceilidh Band after the bells in CVC

Carlops Advent Garden Sunday 1st December 3.45pm


CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS EVENT (Adults welcome too! You don’t need to be accompanied by a child!)

Carlops Parish Church, Sunday 1st 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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