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A picture taken at the afternoon of carols.

An Afternoon of Carols

On Saturday, December 19th, a socially distanced crowd gathered for an afternoon of carol singing interspersed with a few Christmas poems, thoughts and prayers in St Mary the Virgin churchyard, Thorpe Arnold.

Howard Partridge played the keyboard and led the service. It was a real tonic in these dark times, writes Catherine Shenton.

It was not possible to gather together to decorate the church this year. Instead, we have kept it simple with a few beautiful flower arrangements and the crib. Thank you to those who have prepared arrangements and dropped them into church.  

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Above and below: Decorations in St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold.

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Church awarded £8,000 grant 
St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold, has just been awarded a grant of £8,000 by Historic England, funded by the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. To find out more read on... More ...
Renovation work completed
Some good news in the midst of such difficult times is that contractors MSM (Midland Stone Masonry Ltd) have completed the renovation work at St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold, writes Catherine Shenton. More ...
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Church wins award 
St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold, has won a Bronze Eco Church Award. Find out more by reading on... More ...