Wellington Churches Together is launching its Knitted Sheep Trail around the town’s shops once again as a reminder of the real meaning of Christmas. Supported by Wellington Town Council, the trail will be officially launched at the switching on of the lights on Saturday 24 November.
Children and families are invited to spot the sheep in shop windows around the town and enter their count and the name of the sheep on forms available from the Wellington Weekly News office, the Library and in some of the shops. Completed forms should then be returned to the WWN office or the Library.
The trail will close on 22nd December when the sheep will be collected by shepherds.
Winners entering the most correct number of named sheep will receive a prize at the Christingle Service at Wellington Parish Church on Christmas Eve at 4.30pm.
Wellington Churches Together will be offering a three course Traditional Lunch on Christmas Day for any homeless person, or anyone without family or friends. The lunch will be in the United Reformed Church Hall, Fore Street.
The chef and her team will cater for 20 guests, and welcome them with a drink on arrival at 12.30pm – 3.00 pm. The cost is £5 per person, payable in advance. Tickets are available from Isabel Ward, 43 Mantle Street, Wellington TA22 8AX. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org: telephone 01823 667456
Applicants are asked to make sure to provide names and contact details clearly and to add any dietary or wheelchair access needs or whether they are including a carer.
Instead of a Celebration of Light in the Peace Garden, this year the Friends are marking the ending of WW1 with a silent vigil on 24th November only to which all are invited.