2020 Lockdown Christmas
A Carol Service with no singing didn't quite feel right after the year we have had. So we decided to have an outdoor carol service with the band playing a few carols. We started with a short service inside the Church and then we all stood by or inside our cars and the band played a number of carols. It was another outdoor lovely fellowship and the band enjoyed the first time of playing since Christmas last year.
In the history of Lower Withington Brass Band, they have gone out playing carols at farms and houses in the village for over 150 years. This year was only the second year that we were not able to continue our tradition as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, the other year was due to foot and mouth. However, a few individual band members played for 30 minutes on the village green whilst some villagers and members of the Church came to walk around the village green and listen to the carols instead. We are hoping to be able to do a concert sometime during 2021 and we may even have a selection of carols even if it is in the Summer! Watch this space.
Our Church is currently CLOSED for Worship on a Sunday and all other activities are suspended until further notice.
Lower Withington is a thriving & caring community and everyone is welcome to join our Sunday Worship.
See our Church Services for more information, this will also show our special Services held during the year.
If you would like to find out more about:
- regular activities held in the Church click here
- news articles click here
- the history of the Church click here
- the village of Lower Withington click here
- how to get to the Church click here
- our accessibility at the Church click here
To get a better idea of what goes on, have a browse through our gallery of photos of life at the church.
Lower Withington Methodist Church was built in 1808 and opened on Easter Sunday.
The brass band continues with the tradition that started in 1856 playing Carols through the village on the Monday night before Christmas, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day morning.
The minister, local vicar and their congregations meet:
- on a local farm on Rogation Sunday to bless the livestock and crops
- at the Parish Hall for the village Carol Service.