April 23 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Cromer’s parish church was filled with light as hundreds of people came together to enjoy a Christingle service.
Among the 811-strong congregation who packed into the church on Christmas Eve was hundreds of youngsters, scores of whom dressed up as a nativity characters including sheep, shepherds, kings and angels.
The Christmas story was laid out in a huge nativity scene, with two-week-old Cole Thraxton-Barlow taking the part of the baby Jesus, before youngsters gathered their Christingle candles, and stood in a circle to sing the first verse of Away In A Manger.
Vicar of Cromer David Court said he was “amazed” by the number of people who came out for the service.
He added: “Last year we thought we’d peaked with about 650, so this was just totally beyond what we expected. It was absolutely wonderful.”