Over £280 was raised at the November 2015 Musical Evening. The money was raised in support of Brighton Housing Trust’s refugee work. Andy Winter CEO writes: “on behalf of Kate Jessop and all at the Immigration Legal Service … thank you for your incredible generoisty at the musical evening – which I really enjoyed”.
Contributions reflected the cross generational family nature of the church. Some jazz from senior member Colleen Moss, something from the “Jungle Book” by Argie Benwell and Corinne Lamb (aka “Lambargie”) taking in Johnny Cash’s “Aint no grave can hold my body down” and the Beatles en route.
Thanks to all who helped organise, set up and run the event. We thank God for the many gifts of musical and other talent – but it is not about excellence so much as making a contribution.
The hall was packed and the atmosphere was “full of good energy” as one visitor put it – we had certainly prayed for Christ’s presence to be there.
There is a Facebook video here.
Last Sunday we had the sad pleasure of saying good-bye to two talented and creative Christian young women.
Stephie had been with us for 4 years during her course at Brighton University. She leaves to take up a career in her chosen craft of Ceramics.
Katharine had been with us for three years during her Masters at Brighton University, and her two years as Associate Worker. She leaves to get married and serve God in Peru.
She doesn’t look too sad about it, does she?
The Vikings used to come over to England and consume our food, remove our property, and take our women.
…It seems that they’re still doing it.
But in this case we were delighted to be part of it – that is, the wedding of our Associate Worker Katharine Crompton to Danish Theological Student Samuel Kofoed Nielsen on Friday 4th July at Bishop Hannington Church. There was a cake-reception at the church followed by a meal and speeches (many, many speeches – in the Danish style) at Hollingbury Golf Club.
All in all it was a splendid and joyful occasion.
Our prayers and best wishes go to the happy couple. Their plan is to serve God as missionaries in Peru – but first they have over a year of training ahead of them.
When there are some more official photos available we will put them on view.
What a delightful way to express partnership in the gospel with another SGP church