Christmas cheer as residents join the choir for Christmas carols and mulled wine in Buckingham
There was a lot of Christmas cheer in Buckingham, when Well Street United Church joined with the Lace Hill Residents Association for a night of Christmas carols, mulled wine and pies.
The Winslow Concert Band provided the music and a church choir led the residents of Lace Hill in singing.
Many inhabitants have come, despite the freezing cold, to sing, drink a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate and enjoy the pies and sweets for the children.
Residents met at the Circle, a green space off the main Needlepin Way thoroughfare through the grounds.
The Well Street United Church is holding its Sunday meetings at Lace Hill Academy, having passed its Well Street premises, but this was the first time the church and residents’ association had gathered for a Christmas carol event.
Lyn Martin, of the Lace Hill Residents Association, said: “It was something new to try and it’s good that people came even though it was cold.”
Well Street United Church Minister Tim Edworthy, who is himself a Lace Hill resident, said: “We were delighted to host a joint event with the Lace Hill Residents Association.
“It was nice to see people coming together in community to sing Christmas carols.”
Lace Hill resident Diana Blamires added, “There is a great community spirit in Lace Hill.
“The Residents’ Association and Well Street United Church and other residents of Lace Hill do a good job of providing events and activities for adults and children.
“There was a lovely atmosphere with everyone, young and old, coming together to enjoy the Christmas carol.”