On the path to Bethlehem (shoe appeal)

Each year as part of our Advent activities we focus on the needs of people in our community and world. This year our world project was to support the work of local charity Stand By Me who were raising money to buy new shoes for the children they look after.

Church members were encouraged to decorate a shoe template and bring it back with £8 (the cost of a new pair of shoes for Stand by Me).

During Advent we stuck these decorated shoes on the wall to create a path all the way to Bethlehem where we wanted to go to worship the child born on that first Christmas.

Over 50 pairs of shoes were decorated and nearly £500 was given to Stand By Me. And we got all the way to Bethlehem!