Carol Service at Condé-sur-Noireau
Our Carol Service at Condé-sur-Noireau
will be on Sunday, December 16th, starting at 5pm. It will be in le Temple Protestant, home
of the Église Réformée de France (French Reformed Church). Condé-sur-Noireau is a small town on the borders of Calvados and Orne, about
40 miles to the south of where Philip and Simone live in Dives-sur-Mer.
Advertising has been distributed
around the area, and a notice has been printed in The Rendezvous, which is the English-language
monthly journal in ths part of Normandy. We are hoping that the local weekly newspaper, the Orne
Combattante, will also publish details of the service, and maybe print a report afterwards.
The carol service will be
predominantly in English, but with a French translation also. There will be traditional English carols,
a French carol, Bible readings of the nativity story, a choir - which includes
French people too - which will help lead the congregational
singing and which will also sing two pieces, The Sussex Carol and Infant Lowly, and a small
group of musicians to accompany the singing.
We have no idea how many
people will come along! It could be 20, or it could be 200, which makes catering for the refreshments a little
bit complicated. We hope that many who come to this Carol Service will also want to come along
regularly to our services in the new year. But most of all we hope that the service, and
the presentation of the gospel in it and through it, will touch the lives of many for
whom perhaps Christmas is just a nice story, but who have never yet met the Saviour for