Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Beach Hut 24

The first ever Advent Beach Hut Calendar drew to a close in spectacular fashion tonight as something like 250 people turned up to celebrate Christmas Eve.

The theme was the wise men and their gifts - the hut decoration was gold, with frankincense burning outside and the opportunity to have a Christmas blessing and anointing with myrrh oil.

Above the hut we had our very own star shining and glittering to attract people from near and far.

We had three sets of wise men at the event, one was a series of images created by local artist, Annie Kemp, another a set of three sculptures from Poland and the third were three giant wise men who came from the East playing Christmas songs and carols.

The wise men on stilts were a local performing troupe called The Top Bananas and we all sang We Three Kings together. People continued to enjoy mulled wine and mince pies with the added luxury of hot roast chestnuts while many lined up to receive a Christmas blessing.

Thanks to all those who took part in this wonderful event and remember there's a chance to see a number of the huts open again at 3.30pm on Boxing Day.

May the God of light who came into the world at Christmas
bring you light and life.


Anonymous said...

merry christmas...

Alex Johnson said...

This has been a remarkable project. Congratulations to all concerned. I hope you'll do it again next year!

BEYOND said...

Thanks Alex, and thanks for your support through Shedworking. Next year will be bigger and better! Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Inspiring, creative, inclusive, and authentic in following the footsteps of Christ on the edges and beyond the moribund and institutionalised church of His day. We loved our visit and will look forward to 2009 Advent Beach Hut Calendar!

John & Jan