On the afternoon of 6 December, a small group from St. James’ sang carols for half an hour in Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, as part of the Christmas Festival there.
Geoff Packe accompanied us on the mandolin, so hopefully we made a joyful noise!
We gave out some leaflets about Christmas services and events at St. James’ to passersby in between singing, so we felt it had been worthwhile.
On the evening of 19 December, eight of us went to Woodford Station and sang carols for about an hour to the people coming and going there, with Geoff playing for us again on the mandolin.
We were collecting for the Redbridge Single Homeless Project and we raised £360, which was £145 more than last year.
Thank you very much to everyone who turned up to help, at such a busy time of year, and especially to our musician, Geoff.
Thanks also to Louise and Simon who counted all the money.