Royal Leamington Spa Tree of Lights
Warwickshire County Council invited Churches Together in Leamington to lead a service at the Leamington Tree of Lights at theChristmas Light Switch-on on Sunday November 21st. Each light on the tree commemorates a loved one who has died.
The large Christmas tree stands outside the Town Hall. The Royal Spa Brass Band played in the afternoon and at 4.00pm there was traditional carol singing and the Tree of Lights Dedication Service. At 4.15pm the Tree of Lights Switch On took place and the service was followed at 5.30pm by the switching on of the town’s spectacular Christmas lights.
J. John launched the Just 10 Course for many of the churches in Leamington Spa at St. Paul’s Church, Leamington Spa on Wed Sept 8th 2010. Just 10 is a ten week evangelistic series based on the Ten Commandments, designed to equip local churches to communicate the relevance of God’s laws of love in a way which people can relate to today. Following this launch a ten week course ran at Radford Road Church on Tuesday evenings.
5th October: How to – ‘Affair-Proof’ your relationships
12th October: How to – Manage your anger
19th October: How to – Keep peace with your parents
26th October: How to – Catch your breath
2nd November: How to – Take God seriously
9th November: How to – Know God
16th November: How to – Live by Priorities
The 1st/12th Leamington Scout Group, composed of groups from All Saints, Holy Trinity and Radford Road Churches, is celebrating both a centenary and a 70th anniversary during 2010. It is 100 years since the 1st Leamington Scout Group was formed at All Saints and 70 years since the 12th Leamington Scout Group was formed at Holy Trinity. At present there are nearly 100 youngsters connected with the Group.
Earlier in the year a Centenary Group Camp was held in the New Forest during which a visit was made to Brownsea lsland, the site of the very first Scout camp organised by Baden Powell in 1907.
On November 6th a special service was held at All Saints’ Church, Leamington Spa to commemorate this special year. Members of the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers gathered with past members of the group, parents and friends for the service. The Rev. Christopher Wilson, Vicar of All Saints, led the service and spoke of the need to “Be Prepared” physically, mentally and spiritually; two members of the congregation spoke of their memories of the Group and present Group members gave Bible reading, prayers and all renewed their Scout Promises.
Refreshments were served at the end of the service during which many people renewed friendships and reminisced about their Scouting experiences.