Post Office 10 -12.30 Tuesdays & Fridays

Broadwindsor’s Post Office is open every Tuesday and Friday morning at the Comrades Hall. The clerks, John & Peter travel from Crewkerne’s Post Office to provide this invaluable service each week.  Please be sure to use the Post Office so we don’t lose it.
At this time, you are requested to continue to record your name and postcode upon entering for tracking purposes and to wear your mask.

The Post Office Users Group are holding a Coffee Morning, Plant & Craft sale this Saturday, 24th from 10.30am.  If you take your own coffee cup along – they’ll provide FREE REFILLS 🙂

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Post Office Open Today

Throughout this National Lockdown the Post Office Outreach service has been going on.  Peter and John from Crewkerne post office come to the Comrades Hall each Tuesday and Friday morning providing villagers with this great service.

Open at 10am until 12.30pm, you are requested to record your name and postcode upon entering for tracking purposes.  There is a one way system in operation for entering and leaving. Stay safe.

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Bowls & Post Office

A couple of reminders for you:

Starting in approximately one hour, the Bowling Championship at Fullers followed by presentation.

Read more HERE.

Christmas Garland

Post OfficeThe Post Office will be open on Tuesday morning at the Comrades Hall, 10am – 12.30pm

Christmas Garland

Please Shop Local at our Community Stores and up at Redlands Yard!

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All Broadwindsor’s Advent Windows

As stockings are being hung on Christmas Eve, here are all the Advent windows which were assigned to and displayed by the villagers of Broadwindsor. The creativity and imagination shown was both incredible and beautiful.  Well done to Rev. Jo for coming up with the idea, to all those who participated and thank you to Margery Hookings for providing most of the photographs.  It is certainly going to be a Christmas that no one will forget where they were or what they were doing! Stay Safe.

Please enjoy Broadwindsor’s Advent Windows 2020….

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Christmas Garland

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Happy Winter Solstice

The winter solstice or hibernal solstice occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun.  This astronomically marks the beginning of lengthening days and shortening nights 🙂

The solstice is usually celebrated with festivals, spending time with loved ones, feasting, singing, dancing and fires – most of which is disallowed under current Government restrictions.  People were told not to travel to Stonehenge as they would not be allowed access.

There is the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn to observe which was in an earlier post:

A Christmas Star On The Solstice

And, of course we now look forward to lengthening days and shorter nights.

Happy Solstice.

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“Best Carol Service Ever”

With tractors, children, swings and dogs toing and froing throughout, it was theBest carol service ever!Rev. Jo Neary proclaimed after this afternoon’s carol service at Bernards’ Place in the square this afternoon.
The Rev. Jo thanked Margery Hookings and Simon Emmerson for their invaluable help with sound and production.

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The weather was kind, the voices were joyous and to finish, everyone waved their arms to Slade’s “Merry Christmas Everybody“.

Christmas Garland

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Outdoor Christmas Carols – Tomorrow (Sunday) at 3.30pm

With no carol singing being able to take place at the White Lion as is usual this time of year, Rev. Jo invites you to a socially distanced outdoor gathering to sing Christmas Carols tomorrow afternoon at 3.30pm in Bernards’ Place by the square in Broadwindsor.

Christmas GarlandThe six carols to be sung are:

  1.  O Come All Ye Faithful
  2.  Once in Royal David’s City
  3.  O Little Town Of Bethlehem (Nat King Cole)
  4.  Away In A Manger
  5.  Ding Dong Merrily On High
  6.  Hark The Herald Angels Sing (3 verses)

The lyrics for all six carols are below for those who use their mobile phones and can be downloaded HERE as a pdf for you to print out if you wish.  The weather is forecast to be dry at this time but perhaps bring an umbrella and do dress warmly.Christmas GarlandO Come All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant
O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem
O come and behold Him, born the King of Angels

O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord.

Sing choirs of angels
Sing in exultation
Sing all ye citizens of heaven above
Glory to God in the highest.

O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord.

Once in Royal David’s City

Once in Royal David’s City
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her Baby
In a manger for His bed.
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little Child.

He came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable,
And His cradle was a stall.
With the poor and mean and lowly
Lived on earth our Saviour holy.

Not in that poor lowly stable
With the oxen standing by
We shall see him but in heaven
Set at God’s right hand on high
Where like stars his children crowned
All in white shall wait around.

O Little town of Bethlehem (Nat King Cole)

O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love
O morning stars together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God our King
And peace to men on earth

Away in a Manger

Away in a manger
No crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus
Lay down His sweet head
The stars in the sky
Look down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing
The poor Baby wakes
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes
I love Thee, Lord Jesus
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side
‘Til morning is nigh
Be near me, Lord Jesus
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me, I pray
Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care
And take us to Heaven
To live with Thee there

Ding Dong Merrily On High

Ding dong merrily on high,
In heaven the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riven with angel singing
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!

E’en so here below, below,
Let steeple bells be swungen,
And “Io, io, io!”
By priest and people sungen
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!

Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, ye ringers,
May you beautifully rhyme
Your eve’time song, ye singers
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!

Hark the Herald Angels (3 verses)

Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled!
Joyful, all ye nations, rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem!

Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King!
Christ, by highest heaven adored
Christ, the everlasting Lord
Late in time behold him come
Offspring of the Virgin’s womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel!

Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King
Hail the Heaven-born Prince of Peace
Hail the Son of Righteousness
Light and life to all He brings
Risen with healing in His wings
Mild He lay His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King.

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