The Christmas Gathering, the week before Christmas, was a wonderful family afternoon of fun with everyone taking part in one way or another.
Organised by Stephen and Mary Piper, the afternoon included carol singing, mulled wine, refreshments and some Christmas readings.
The afternoon nearly didn’t happen when everyone turned up at the church hall at St. Gertrudes to find that the hall had been double booked and a children’s party was in full swing.
Alternative arrangements were quickly made to move the event to the church hall at St. Columba’s in Selsdon where the afternoon got off to a quick start.
Several members of Shirley Singers who are members of the Croydon Circle and their wives combined with others to form a choir for the afternoon.
A great start to the Christmas season with lots of Christmas jumpers on display.