Christmas came a little early for the congregants of St Mary’s and All Saints Church in Aberdeen last Sunday.
This small Anglican church is a chapelry of St James’ Church in Graaff-Reinet, and usually holds services once a month. Regular members of the congregation were delighted to welcome some guests to the annual Christmas service, as well as those who are unable to attend regularly due to other commitments.
The service was conducted by the rector, Archdeacon Dr Mark Marais, with readings and prayers by his wife Moyra.
After the service, a bring-and-share lunch was enjoyed by all at the home of stalwarts of the church John and Jean Watermeyer. A time of fellowship, catching up with old friends, and getting to know new folk brought 2019 to a fitting close.