Christmas Toy Service at the Chapel
On Sunday at 3pm islanders gathered at the Methodist Chapel for the annual Toy Service. Children were invited to leave unwanted toys to be handed out to others less fortunate. The toys will be sent on the boat and will be made use of by the Red Cross in Guernsey. During the service, Sark School choir sang, school children read prayers, there was an amusing Advent sketch played out by grown-ups and Lorraine and Karen played the clarinet and flute respectively. The ‘Knitivity’ was passed to the first family on the advent rota, known as a Posada. The next day the Knitivity is passed on to another household and so on until it reaches St Peter’s Church on Christmas Eve.
One of the members of the church remarked on how pleased and surprised they were to see so many turn out for the service, especially children. A huge mountain of toys were donated, in typical island spirit, to children who will truly value them. What a lovely way to start the festive season.
Pictures: Gemma, Lorraine, Sarah, Hazel and Steve act out an amusing and thought-provoking Advent sketch
The ‘Knitivity’ on tour