Category Archives: Event

BB/GB Big Virtual Get Together

We’ve tried our best to keep in touch with our Brigade families via email since March, and it’s been really great to have been able to have had a couple of Church Parades in which our youngsters were able to take part.  But what we have really missed this year is all the celebrations at the end of the BB/GB year – our Display, Awards Evening and Barbeque.

 

A few weeks ago in a newsletter Paul mentioned that we were planning a BB/GB Big Virtual Get Together for the end of July.  Well, it happened last Friday, 31st July.  We were joined on Zoom by 20 or so of our families – including one family who joined us from Bulgaria where they were visiting relatives – for an incredible evening.

 

We asked our youngsters to send in a video of themselves showcasing their talents, and what a lot of talent they have – football, playing the piano, recorder, drums and violin, computer animation, dancing, gymnastics, trampolining, canoeing and paddle boarding, singing, and a variety of different crafts.  There was a look back at previous displays and events in “A Blast from the Past” and the Anchor Boys and Explorers treated us to a very special rendition of “Our God is a Great Big God” which you can watch below.  The words in this song are so pertinent for the times we are in at the moment, reminding us that “Our God is a great big God and He holds us in His hands”.

 

 

Graham Hinton led us in a closing thought and prayer and there was a final and very important message from the Leaders:

 

 

 

We want to give a very big thank you to Michael for all his work in putting everything together for us for the evening.  His amazing talent enabled us to do this event and make it such a special occasion for everyone who took part and watched.

Stephanie and Paul

Life in Uxbridge 100 years ago – a free exhibition

On Friday 10th April 2015 and Saturday 11th April 2015, Christ Church will be hosting the “Life in Uxbridge 100 years ago” exhibition – a free exhibition showing the kind of place Uxbridge was a century ago through sound and vision.

Life in Uxbridge 100 years ago exhibition

There will be film, pictures, artefacts, demonstrations, music and much more.  You will be able to try for yourself the games, toys and crafts of the time.

Admission free.

 

Programme of events

Friday 10th April

2pm – Talk and demonstration on fashion (1914-1920) – Jean George
3pm – Craft afternoon – Christ Church craft group
4pm – Singing around the piano – Jean Main

Saturday 11th April

10am – Singing around the piano – Jean Main
11am – Uxbridge in 1915 – Ken Peace, local historian
2pm – Talk and demonstration on fashion (1914-1920) – Jean George
3pm – Craft afternoon – Christ Church craft group

There will be food available on both days including afternoon tea on Saturday.

Thank you to Uxbridge Library for all their help with providing photos and artefacts for the exhibition.