Guildford Boiler Room Christmas Carols

Gaza blockade - Latuff

Gaza blockade - Latuff

I will spend this Sunday with love in my heart, compassion in my mind, faith in my soul. — Paulo Coelho

I arrived early, far too early, a group who could not play, a lead singer who could not sing, then joined by two more female vocalists who also could not sing.

I had not meant to be there so early. The plan had been to drop in on the Baptist Church on the way, then leave. Only to find the Baptist Church was locked and no one there, strange as there was people there the previous Sunday.

Once it got going, plenty of bodies to absorb the sound, voices to drown the sound, it was not too bad,

Interesting readings from many different voices.

The pleasure is in the giving, not the receiving.

Strange confusion of Christmas and Easter.

No mention of Bethlehem today, one large prison camp encircled by a wall, 2,000 years on and still under occupation.

Israel blocks Christians going to Bethlehem at Christmas
Christmas in the Middle East
Israel approves 40 settler homes near Bethlehem
Israel Turning Into Theocracy

Would the Three Wise Men, astrologers from Iraq, be allowed in with their gifts?

Partial List of Banned Items to Gaza Strip

Where would Jesus be today? According to Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, at St Paul’s in-the-Camp, with the poor and the oppressed, fighting injustice.

Williams says Jesus would be siding with Occupy movement
Jesus would be with St Paul’s protesters this Christmas, says Archbishop of Canterbury

For those who like dressing up, a photo opportunity in your very own Nativity scene. It at least explains why Jessica was dragging a around a sheep!

Mulled wine and mince pies, and a small gift on leaving.

Guildford Boiler Room is a Christian community that meets at Stoke Pub in Guildford.

The Digital Story of Christmas Nativity
Canon Andrew White at the Boiler Room
An African Christmas

Keystone Spirit evening Tuesday 13 December 2011 at Keystone Pub (bottom of High Street behind St Nicolas Church), Guildford.

Boiler Room at Stoke Pub Sunday 8 January 2012.

Boiler Room at Stoke Pub Sunday 22 January 2012.

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