Nativity Festival

Hundreds of people enjoyed the Nativity Festival at St Columba’s Church in North Shields. Members and friends worked hard to produce another spectacular display of Christmas trees, flowers, thoughts, and crafts.  The exhibition was themed on the Nativity story, and featured crib scenes of all shapes and sizes.  Some of the children had coloured in […]

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Christmas Tree Festival

Hundreds of visitors enjoyed a Festival of Christmas Trees at St Columba’s Church. The display took place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December.  The church was filled with decorated Christmas trees of all sorts and sizes – including artificial ones of pink and silver.  Each tree had been chosen and decorated by a different […]

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Christmas 2010

Worshippers were not put off by snow at our Christmas services in 2010.  Despite several weeks of snow and ice, St Columba’s Church was fairly full for the traditional carols by candlelight on Christmas Eve.  During the penultimate carol, Silent Night, the electric lights were dimmed, and Christingle candles lit for a memorable start to […]

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Christmas Carol Flower Festival

St Columba’s Church was again transformed for the Victorian Christmas Market weekend. In conjunction with the town’s celebrations, market stalls, rides and displays in Northumberland Square, the church put on a floral display on a musical theme.  The church was open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday 11-12 December with flowers illustrating various Christmas carols.  […]

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Nativity

(originally posted 21/12/2009; reinstated after crash 15/1/2010) St Columba’s young people presented a different angle on the Nativity service to a packed church on Sunday 20 December. The children and young people sang, read and acted out the story of Jesus’ birth beautifully, but this year with an extra dimension.  We were invited to consider […]

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