Sunday, December 23, 2012
Monkton Priory Church Recycled Christmas Tree Festival
Monkton Priory Church was the lovely setting this week for a Christmas Tree Festival – a festival with a difference as all trees had to be decorated with recycled materials. We were asked to take part providing an exhibition, an exhibition which looked at the changing attitudes to recycling and waste, contrasting the situation some 50 years ago when recycling really was a way of life to the present day where it really is just a gesture.
The money raised for this event was for the Monkton Priory Church Restoration fund. This beautiful church now requires a lot of money for its restoration, as well as day to day running costs which are substantial. It is so important to support the Priory Church which is contemporary with the Castle and one of the oldest Mediaeval Churches in Wales. The festival was inspired by Ken and Pauline Davies who organised the event with other volunteers from the community.
Christmas is hurtling towards us and last Friday we held our Christmas Quiz in Monkton Church Hall which was decorated for the festive season. It was good that so many joined us in what is our last event this year. Twelve tables in all which made winning all the more commendable for the winning team: Michael Howlett, Abby John, Wendy George, Michelle Carter, and Graham George. Many thanks to Pauline Waters, our Question master; Liz Jenkins and Ann Lankshear for organizing the lovely buffet and to all who contributed food and raffle prizes; Rachel Norman for organising the raffle and not forgetting Des Sinclair for supplying the questions. It was a really lovely evening. Our next quiz will be in the New Year, on Friday January 18th .