Review of Christmas Carol Concert & Thank You, Maeve!

The volunteers of St Marie’s Heritage Group were delighted to welcome over 130 visitors to St Marie’s on Tuesday 7th December (possibly a record attendance for St Marie’s since 2014) for our annual Christmas Carol Concert – the unofficial start to Christmas in Widnes.

Getting St Marie’s ready on the day.

Guests enjoyed free mulled wine, hot drinks and mince pies (kindly donated by Ged, the Manager at Tesco) before enjoying a wonderful performance from The St Wilfred’s Parish Choir, led by the always amazing Frances Atherton.

The packed to capacity room sounded magnificent and everyone joined in to share the Christmas Spirit. We are incredibly grateful to Frances and her Choir for making the evening such a special event. We’re also very grateful to Bishop Rawsthorne who joined us to provide a Christmas blessing.

The Choir perform the first Carol.

The St Marie’s Heritage Group did a fabulous job decorating the Altar & tree. Huge thanks to everyone who came along and joined in – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Finally…. The Carol Concert marked the end of Maeve Moran’s involvement with the St Marie’s Heritage Group. Maeve has been an incredible help to the group over the past 5 years and we will miss her more than you can imagine. Thank you Maeve! Huge thanks to her husband Dan too for all his help.

Our Roger captures the event on his camera