Christmas in Macosquin
The Christmas programme at St. Mary’s Church in Macosquin began on Wednesday 20th December with a Christmas lunch for 40 senior citizens. That evening a Christmas dinner was served by young people to 30 volunteers who look after the graveyard, clean the church, help with Senior Citizens’ lunches and do a number of maintenance jobs around the church throughout the year. Afterwards the village Christmas tree was illuminated and carol singers toured the village, raising almost £300 for the Northern Ireland Hospice .
On Sunday morning the Sunday Club children entranced the congregation with their delightful Christmas Nativity presentation and in the evening the beauty and wonder of the traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols by candlelight was enhanced by the anthems performed by the Choir.
The Christmas programme at St. Mary’s Church continues with the ever popular and much-
The beautiful window decorations will remain in the church for a special Service of Epiphany Carols and Readings with ‘Cantemus’ on Sunday 10th January at 6.30pm. This service will be a wonderful finale to the Christmas Season and it is hoped that this popular choir will attract many visitors to Macosquin that evening.
‘Cantemus’ is an outstanding choir, directed by Tony Morrison, and is highly acclaimed throughout Northern lreland for their sacred and liturgical music. They meet and train in Macosquin’s Parish Hall, and recently performed a wonderful Christmas Concert at The Star of the Sea Church, Portstewart on behalf of The Samaritans. Some of the pieces from that evening’s programme will be included in the service on 10th January.
‘Cantemus’ Photographed after a service of Choral Evensong at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast