Our young handbell ringers in Steeple Aston are making quite a splash! Usually, every December they go around the village and raise funds for charity. This year, that's not possible, though some limited playing around the village has been planned. But they recorded a special video in Steeple church instead - and their superb playing and enthusiasm are bringing Christmas cheer all over the place! Brighten up your Christmas and listen to this brilliant selection of Christmas ca
As we approach the last few days of Advent, we're grateful to Richard MacAndrew & Cathy Lawday in Steeple for this olive wood set, which belonged to Cathy's mother, and comes from the Holy Land. Cathy is looking to give this one away to a new home...so contact the rector if you are that home!
Regular guest in the Benefice, Revd Clare Hayns, chaplain at Christ Church, sends us this beautiful crib tableau: Mary & Joseph make their way to the stable, with wise men travelling from the East, and shepherds still watching their flocks.
For today's crib - not a scene, but some music for the Nativity. Recorded just last night in Steeple Aston Church by the Aston Singers under the direction of Nicholas Cleobury, this is perhaps some of our most treasured Crib music: Away in a Manger.