We were pleased that our Christmas services were well-supported. Rev. Gillian Robertson led a traditional carol service on 15 December with much singing and a variety of readings. Cups of tea and mince pies followed, and the congregation was invited to take a Christmas angel, made by two of our members, from the angel tree which was part of the chapel’s Christmas decorations. The offering taken at our service was for Action for Children and amounted to £66-50.

The following week saw our Christingle service led by Ian and Celia Booth, helped by Rev. Gordon Hay. This is the third Christingle service we have held at Kearby over recent years, and we hope it will become an annual event. It was good to see eleven children taking an active part and enjoying the service.

Committee meetings are being held to consider the possibilities and uses for the now derelict schoolroom which we hope to renovate. The committee comprises several members of the chapel and several inhabitants of Kearby and Kirkby Overblow. It is our hope that it can be used eventually for Christian purposes and for community events.

Ivy Rogers.