CHRISTINGLE TUESDAY 11th DECEMBER FROM 3:30pm
Winning Trees from the Decorated Christmas Tree Festival!
FROM THE GROUP CATEGORY
1st Place.... Sus-Tin-Abilitree by West Jesmond Primary School - Eco Group
2nd Place.... Histree of Knit & Natter by Knit & Natter
3rd Place.... "Copse De Ballet" by St Hilda's Ballet
FROM THE INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY
1st Place.... Tree House by Jamie & Jem
2nd Place.... Goldilocks & the Tree Bears by Maureen Gibson
3rd Place.... Remember Me by Ruth Beeton & Family
MORE POPULAR TREES
It's beginning to look a "Ladder" like Christmas bt Hays Travel
Centree.... Celebrating 100 years of women by Jesmond Woman's Institute
Treez 4 Beez... by Community Orchard
Partridge in a bear tree... by Promoco Ltd
Elder Tree by Ken
There were 40 trees in the Festival and everyone was a winner.... Thanks to all for taking part in this fun community event.
Apologies for taking a while to put them on the website, most of you will know the website has been having some problems, mostly spam and other similar problems, but we are happy to say it is now fixed and we are hopeful it won't happen again.... THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
TREE FESTIVAL INFORMATION AND ENTRY FORM - COMMUNITY EVENT INVOLVING EVERYONE
A FESTIVAL OF DECORATED CHRISTMAS TREES...... Saturday the 1st December 2018
Welcome to our 9th Community Tree Festival. If you’ve entered a tree in previous years then you already know the format, but for those who are entering for the first time, or if you’d like a reminder… There are no rules as such, except to say your entry must be a tree, or resemble a tree. The size doesn’t matter, large or small and real or imitation, even part of a tree counts, whichever you prefer. We have seen some spectacular trees in past years and some witty ones too; even a few twigs and they have all been great! It is very much a fun event and is for everyone, so whether it’s for the first time or the 9th why not take part in this event and join in the fun.
There are different categories, Individual, Group, Adult, Children, Business and any others that may come to light nearer the time. The tree will have a name, chosen by you and a number, allocated by St. Hilda’s. The number will be used by the public when voting and prizes will be given for the trees with the most votes.
Each category will have a winner.
Your tree should be taken away after the festival and perhaps used to decorate a shop window, a classroom, at home, or work place. The fee to enter a tree in the festival is £10.00 The Church will be open to receive and / or decorate trees on the premises, on Thursday 29th November from 11am until 5pm and /or Friday 30th November from 11am until 7pm.
Viewing and voting will be from 11:00am until 4:30pm on Saturday the 1st December. Carol singing, surrounded by the trees, at 5pm and the winning trees will be announced during the carol singing.
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBERS.......0191 2846568 or 0191 2814133
If you would like to enter a Decorated Christmas Tree, please give the information requested below and return it to a member of the Church, post it through the Church letterbox, on Thornleigh Rd.... opposite Starbucks. Or post to St. Hilda’s Church, Thornleigh Rd, West Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3ET
Alterately pick up a poster and entry form from church, or ring one of the telephone numbers provided and have them delivered.
complete and return
Yes I would like to enter a tree in the ‘Festival of Decorated Christmas Trees’.
Name or Combined Name if a Group.....................................................................................................
The name you’ve chosen for your tree....................................................................................................
I enclose a cheque for £10.00 (made payable to St. Hilda’s Church) as my entry fee.
THE FLOWER FESTIVAL AND EXHIBITION - RUN THE RACE SET BEFORE US 2018
it all began in Eden
The runner beans were the runners and the Race set before them, begins
Life isn't always a bed of roses! Difficult times in barren land and there's a mountain to climb!
Things are looking better! A water station Runner Beans running towards the finish
The Redeemer is waiting for them with out stretched arms! Baptism and Living Water!
COMING SOON!!! FLOWER FESTIVAL & EXHIBITION - RUN THE RACE SET BEFORE US!!
FRIDAY 7th September - Doors open at 7pm for the Preview
Cheese and wine followed by entertainment.... More details below!
'Run The Race Set Before Us' is the theme, to coincide with, The Bishops in Mission weekend and also the Great North Run! Our runners for this race are Runner Beans, showing life has it's twists and turns and can be very difficult at times.
ALL DONE IN PLANTS AND FLOWERS!!
SATURDAY 8th Continues all day from 10:00am through till 6:00pm with musical interludes throughout the day, Refreshments and stalls in the hall!!!
The Bishop of Lancaster: The Rt Revd Jill Duff
And The Revd Miles Baker
Speaking on ‘The Race set Before Us’!
Squillo Opera Company Performing…
A selection of opera, classical and pieces from popular Musicals.
New beginnings for Squillo Opera Company, passionate about opera and classical music, comprised primarily of students, mostly from the RGS alumni and also a previous choral scholar.
It is to our delight they are bringing their music to St Hilda’s
Amelia Lewis Singing,,, Lascia Ch'io Pianga from Handel's Rinaldo
and perhaps... Voi Che Sapete from Marriage of Figaro by Mozart
Amelia at the age of 13 has a list of achievements. One of those at the even younger age of 11, took her to the finals of the BBC Chorister of the year competition, she was the youngest competitor.
We are thrilled she has chosen to sing for us.
FLOWER FESTIVAL AND EXHIBITION 2018 - 7th SEPTEMBER - DOORS OPEN AT 7pm
SQUILLO OPERA COMPANY WILL BE PERFORMING AT ST HILDA'S
We are pleased to announce Squillo Opera Company will be performing at the preview of our Flower Festival and Exhibition - Run The Race Set Before Us.
They will be singing a selection of pieces, opera, classical and also some popular pieces from musicals.
FLOWER FESTIVAL & EXHIBITION 2018 - COMING SOON
A warm invitation from St. Hilda’s
To our Flower Festival and Exhibition 7th & 8th September 2018
The theme for 2018 is… RUN THE RACE SET BEFORE US
Normally our Flower Festival is held in July... Apologies to anyone who didn’t see our poster or website about the change of date and has been wondering what had happened.
The date was changed to coincide with The Bishops Mission, from September 6th to the 9th 2018, when the Northern Bishops and Deanery team are coming together in mission, inspired by The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu to get involved and take part in this weekend. As a result, we are delighted to say we have two guest speakers from this team, The Bishop of Lancaster: The Rt Revd Jill Duff and The Revd Miles Baker.
On Friday evening, the 7th September, we open the doors for The Preview of the Flowers at 7:00pm, with cheese and Wine, after sufficient time has passed, to see the exhibition, the entertainment begins. Our speakers and a Musical Show.
The Exhibition has a fun idea to a serious theme. Using runner beans as the runners in the race, with twists and turns along the way, making it difficult and not always plain sailing for the runners. Christ The Redeemer is waiting with outstretched arms at the end of the race!
Everyone has another opportunity to see the Exhibition on Saturday the 8th September from 10:00am until 6:00pm. Includes refreshments and stalls in the church hall.
Suggested donation of £5.00 for Friday evening, which includes cheese and wine and entertainment..
We would also like to offer the opportunity to sponsor a flower arrangement, in memory of a
Loved one, as a dedication to someone, or for whatever reason you choose.
Please contact by email, telephone or direct through any member of the church firstname.lastname@example.org - 0191 2846568
for information St Hilda’s website www.sthildasjesmond.org.uk
Prayer Cafe Thursday 14th June at 2:30pm.
Come and share with friends... Afternoon Tea will be served with a choice of tea or coffee, in beautiful surroundings, followed by a short informal service, led by our Vicar. Our prayers and thoughts are offered to God during the service!
There is no charge for Prayer Cafe AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
WELL DONE HEALY-O'DONNELL SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING AND LET'S DANCE - Children of all ages performed to a very high standard.
St Hilda's and The Royal British Legion, were very well entertained, by two Dance Schools, as part of the Jesmond Festival on Saturday 5th May. The children from 3 years up, were a treat to watch and in beautiful costumes, ... An amazing performance. WELL DONE!
THE JESMOND FESTIVAL IS UNDER WAY.
AT ST HILDA'S - THE ART EXHIBITION AND STALLS CONTINUES NEXT SATURDAY THE 12th MAY FROM 11:00AM UNTIL 2:00PM
The children of Northern Counties School have achieved amazing results with their paintings of some of our famous local scenes and landmarks. They have also made models with step by step plans of how they were made.
West Jesmond School children have painted some truly fabulous paintings by children from the age of 4 up to 11 year olds... Paintings inspired by many famous artists and including Van Gogh.
THE JESMOND COMMUNITY FESTIVAL 2018
The Jesmond Festival begins this weekend the 5th May at St Hilda's church and surrounding area.., includes The Royal British Legion and the Metro Station.
The pictures were taken at the Art Exhibition last year. An excellent display by our local schools. This years exhibits are kept under wraps until Saturday, but promises to be great! There will also be stalls... including a chocolate fountain, dancing and refreshments and much much more and it all begins at 10:00am through until 4:00pm.
If you don't already have a programme, they will be around to pick up. The Festival continues for three weeks until 27th May, there are dozens of venues all helping to make 2018 a great festival and there is something for everyone to enjoy!
A FESTIVAL OF DECORATED CHRISTMAS TREES 2017
Hosanna in egg-shell-sis
Winning Trees from 2017
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Three winning Trees
Treedeldum & Treedledee
( Christmas Tree in Japanese)
We would like to thank everyone for their support during our Festival of Decorated Christmas Trees, it was very much appreciated by all at St Hilda's.
The number of people, who came on the day, has to be a record, but even more important, everyone seemed to have fun and enjoyed the display of trees. There was something for all age groups... Paddington Bear, Treedledum & Treedledee and even Snow White & the 7 dwarf trees, these were particular favourites with the children, as was the tree filled with quality street chocolates, the children were invited to help themselves to the sweets... a clever tactic!
On arrival our visitors were given a programme, a small glass of ginger wine and the all-important voting slip. There were 40 trees to look at and appreciate; choosing three was not an easy task. Every tree was different; some took two minutes to set up, others weeks to prepare, but all were amazing.
The Festival ended with a Carol Service, during which the winning trees were announced, surrounded by the spectacular trees.
A short while later at 7:30pm The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers performed their Christmas Concert at St. Hilda's, they too were amazing… WHAT A DAY!
To see more trees and for more information see the posting in recent posts
COMING SOON TO ST HILDA'S JESMOND
A FESTIVAL OF DECORATED CHRISTMAS TREES - DECEMBER 2nd
A COMMUNITY EVENT TO INCLUDE EVERYONE!!
To enter a tree in the festival please follow the instructions on the entry form printed below
the poster or pick one up at the church or library!!
Saturday 28th October
10:30 to 3:30pm
Tombola. Preserves, Ginger Wine,
Books, Bric-a-Brac, Crafts,
and much more
PRAYER CAFE TODAY AT 2:30... COME AND SHARE
While being served afternoon tea we chat about current affairs and things of interest, both near and far. We then move to the Lady Chapel for a short informal service and during the service our prayers are offered to God by the Revd. Christine Crompton.
There is no charge for Prayer Cafe
Friday the 6th October at 7:30pm in St Hilda's church hall - Tickets £3.00 each to include supper.
SONGS OF PRAISE FOLLOWED BY AFTERNOON TEA
DATE AND VENUE
Friday 22nd September from 2:00 until 4:00pm....
Dunira Residents Lounge, Reid Park Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2TA
Tickets £3.00 to include afternoon tea - COME AND SHARE
Next Prayer Cafe - Thursday 14th September 2:30pm
We hope you all enjoyed the summer holidays.
Come and share afternoon tea with friends... While being served little finger sandwiches, scones and cakes, in a very informal and relaxed way, we talk about any concerns we may have, perhaps something going on around us, near or far. Approximately 45 minutes later we move to the Lady Chapel, just a couple of yards away, for a short informal service. Christine will lead and offer our concerns to God in prayer... There is no charge!
Songs of Praise with Afternoon Tea
Friday 22nd September from 2:00 until 4:00pm
Dunira, Residents Lounge, Reid Park Rd, Osbourne Road, Jesmond
Tickets £3:00 each can be bought in advance from Dunira, any church member, or pay on the day...
COME AND SHARE!
St Hilda's Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be on the 1st October at 11:00am. The Harvest Supper will follow on Friday 6th October at 7:30pm.... an evening of food fun and friendship.... More information to follow nearer the time.
FLOWER FESTIVAL & EXHIBITION 2017
CELEBRATING SUMMER - 30th JUNE 1st & 2nd JULY
poster below with further details
Pictures taken at St Hilda's Flower Festival & Exhibition last year
SHAKESPEARE 400 - 2016
Can you recognise which of Shakespeare's plays are represented here in flowers?
COMING SOON - 30th JUNE and 1st & 2nd JULY
see poster for details....
The Jesmond Community Festival 12 May - 4 June 2017
ST HILDA'S EXHIBITION 20th and 27th... please see below for details
There are lots of activities throughout Jesmond, something for everyone and most of them free!
Programmes can be picked up at St Hilda's church, the Library and around Jesmond.
St Hilda's activities during the Festival are.... An Art Exhibition, Books, Stalls and Refreshments on Saturday 20th and 27th May from 11:00am until 2:00pm. The art exhibition in held in the church and includes art work from West Jesmond Primary School and Percy Hedley Foundation Northern Counties School. Stalls and refreshments are in the hall. Prayers every hour on the hour in church!
Refreshments also Available.... light snacks and lunch!
Also on show....The Triptych, painted by Fra Newbery in 1919 in memory of those who lost their lives during the first world war.
Some of the amazing work from our local schools.... Percy Hedley Foundation and West Jesmond Primary School
We also have some of the illustrations from the famous children's book 'Tinseltoon' by Chris Mabbott of Jesmond.