News by email Donate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

UK News

Church creates 'Shedvent' calendar

At St Nicholas Church, Bedhampton from 1st-24th December people are invited to 'Shedvent' where the inside of a shed is decorated and people sing or share a Christmas carol in various creative ways.

Organisers Gill and Roger Matthews have recruited church and community groups, including the local primary school, Cubs, Guides, mothers and toddlers group, WI and church groups are all having a go.

The theme is Christmas carols and every day the empty shed is filled with something different. People will be dressed up inside the shed to illustrate 'Silent Night', and there will be a recreation of Bethlehem in cardboard for 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'.

Each day at 5pm the shed doors are flung open to reveal that day's surprise decoration and carol told or sung in various ways reflecting different parts of Christmas.

The rector of Bedhampton, Rev Max Cross told Premier: "We're serving the community of Bedhampton by sharing God's love and friendship, which means that we want to share the love of God and remind people as we walk up towards Christmas, we are walking towards the Christ child, we are walking towards Jesus who is our Saviour, who came not just generally for people, but specifically for you.

"We want to remind people that in a friendly and easy to understand way. Also, this is all part of being part of the community and it's lovely that so many people are getting involved."

Stay up to date with the latest news stories from a Christian perspective. Sign up to our daily newsletter and receive more stories like this straight to your inbox every morning.

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of £8 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the UK is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of £8 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Set up a monthly gift

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.