Christingle is a celebratory event that takes place every Christmas in thousands of churches and schools across the country, raising funds that help The Children’s Society continue work supporting young people. It is one of our most popular events during the Christmas season and is enjoyed by many families from around the village and beyond. All of our actors are cast and rehearsed in the 2 hours before the service.

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing was this year’s installment of the annual fundraising extravaganza held at St. Peter’s in aid of the Funzi and Bodo trust. This year we raised an amazing £1,750 and showcased a whole range of talent from Gildersome and beyond. A brilliant time was had by all involved and we look forward to next year’s show.

The St. Peter’s sponsored ramble was a 3 ½ mile family ramble to raise money for Children in Need and The Movember Foundation. It was great fun for all involved and the walk finished at St. Peter’s where we were welcomed with a warming bowl of soup and hot drink followed by some tasty buns. A final total of £425 was raised , which will be split between the two charities.

St. Peter’s was joined by churches up and down the country in holding a lighter alternative to Halloween. The Light Party initiative was organised by Scripture Union and included craft activities (look at our amazing lighthouse in the gallery above), games and food. The party was a great success with many passers by popping in to see what we were up to!