I hope you've all had a great Summer. Things have been fairly quiet on the Passion Play front for a few months, though your tireless committee have still been meeting behind the scenes and moving things forward and planning future events. We have been granted our own Charitable status which has benefits for our fundraising and changed our bank to facilitate our needs.
We have been asked by The Passion Trust to host the 2018 Passion Trust Conference where people from all over the country come together to find out about each other's plays and offer advice and help to anyone thinking of putting on a Passion play for the first time. Arrangements for this are being made at the moment so please look out next year when we will, no doubt, be needing help to organise the event.
"Voices for Christmas" will be performed again this year at 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday 20th and 21st of December in the North street halls and I hope the choice of dates will give everyone the opportunity to come and enjoy this advent occasion. Tickets available on the door.
We are planning to go ahead with our annual "Burns Night" on Saturday 27th January and tickets (available exclusively through me) will go on sale at 9am on Monday December 4th on a strictly first-come first-served basis and restricted to 125 in total. The price is being held for yet another year at a mere £20 per ticket! Please get your order in swiftly to avoid disappointment , they usually sell out very quickly! This year, alas, we will not have the services of the lovely Fiona who has "called" the Scottish dancing for us for the last three years. She has become the chairman of her Caledonian society who are holding their own Burns night on the same date and of course she must attend their's. Alternative plans are being considered but if anyone out there is, or knows of, someone who could lead the Scottish dancing for us, please get in touch with me as soon as possible!
Our very own Rev. Barry Hobson has pledged to run in a half-marathon shortly before Easter next year, so please look out for sponsorship details for his "Run-up to Easter" with funds raised supporting the Passion Play. We'll be letting you know the sponsorship details as soon as we can.
Easter 2020 is hurtling towards us and we are almost at the half-way point between the last Passion Play and our next extravaganza. I trust that we can continue to move forward in fellowship to be about The Lord's work in our community of Hornchurch and beyond.
God bless, Kevin.x