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Holy Cross Church News

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes and World Vision Christmas Gifts are two of our regular Christmas Charities which help children at Christmas.

This year we sent 32 Shoe Boxes and £128.00 worth of gifts to World Vision – water purification tablets, clean water for a family (both in memory of Cameron Higgon), a goat, Girl’s sanitary kit, feed a child for a month, chickens, health kit for a community volunteer and a kitchen garden set.



Many, many thanks to all who helped in any way at our Christmas Fair  (in our newly refurbished Village Hall) those who had stalls, did refreshments, put up decorations, put tables and chairs out (and back in again!) came and spent their money etc. etc.

It was a huge success and we do appreciate all the support we have.

Once again the church looked beautiful with more than 20 Christmas trees covered in decorations and lights for this festive season.  Many thanks to all who contributed in any way to make the church look so lovely. It is a tribute the community spirit in Morton that so many groups come and decorate a tree for our Christmas celebrations. Many thanks to all who rallied round to put up all the trees and bring the decorations etc into church.

The memorial lights were switched on at the Carol Service - they look beautiful on the holly tree and are a comforting reminder of our loved ones at this special time.

The church was full for the Crib Service – it was great to see so many excited children – readings by our Sunday School – thank you all.

Christmas morning was a very special service full of praise and happiness and was followed by drinks, nibbles and a chat before we all went off to our Christmas dinners.

Morton Primary School had a wonderful Carol Service in church.

They sang with gusto and the readings were all written by the children themselves. A very fitting end to a hard term and the start of a restful break for them.


Wednesday January 15th

12.30 – 3.00 in Rectory Room

Homemade soup, Homemade pudding, Tea/Coffee


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