Penryn pupils visit Methodist church to put presents under the tree

Falmouth Packet: Penryn pupils visit Methodist church to put presents under the tree Penryn pupils visit Methodist church to put presents under the tree

Children from Penryn Infants School have visited the Methodist Church to put presents under the Christmas tree.

They were joined by Michael Moore, chairman of the Penryn Christmas lights committee, when they visited to put the decorations in place.

The children, from year two at the school, went inside the church where they looked at and discussed the nativity scene and the story of Christmas.

They were accompanied by teacher Mrs Hall, who gave what head teacher Gillian Wright described as a “running RE lesson.”

Mrs Wright said: “We’ve been doing it for more than 20 years. All the children club together and make and decorate these boxes “They used to decorate the tree and sing carols round it, more recently the boxes have been taken into the church rather than left outside.

“The ladies in the church were delighted to see them come inside, they took them around and showed them the inside of the church.”

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12:42pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Was baby Jesus in the nativity scene though? Mullion Methodist Church has in my view the peculiar idea of not putting the baby in the nativity scene until Christmas Day, when I questioned this I was told the baby would not have been there until Christmas Day, however, my argument is, neither would the kings etc have been there prior to Christmas Day so why put them in it. The nativity scene is only symbolic so why not have the complete scene there prior to Christmas Day for anyone that so wishes to see it.
On their theory, then why leave the nativity scene up until January 6th because I doubt anyone was sitting in the stable for that length of time.
Was baby Jesus in the nativity scene though? Mullion Methodist Church has in my view the peculiar idea of not putting the baby in the nativity scene until Christmas Day, when I questioned this I was told the baby would not have been there until Christmas Day, however, my argument is, neither would the kings etc have been there prior to Christmas Day so why put them in it. The nativity scene is only symbolic so why not have the complete scene there prior to Christmas Day for anyone that so wishes to see it. On their theory, then why leave the nativity scene up until January 6th because I doubt anyone was sitting in the stable for that length of time. Gillian Zella Martin 09

1:42pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Rainbow over Helston says...

Why do the Methodist Churches always seem to be the biggest chuches in the towns?
Why do the Methodist Churches always seem to be the biggest chuches in the towns? Rainbow over Helston

1:57pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
Why do the Methodist Churches always seem to be the biggest chuches in the towns?
Because they had large congregations and so that they had room to welcome all the school children in to put presents under the tree.
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: Why do the Methodist Churches always seem to be the biggest chuches in the towns?[/p][/quote]Because they had large congregations and so that they had room to welcome all the school children in to put presents under the tree. Gillian Zella Martin 09

10:27am Tue 24 Dec 13

CousinJack says...

Its pretty standard tradition not to put JC in the crib until christmas day. Of course there is no god and therefore no son of god, so all this is academic nonsense.

Methodist churches (you mean chapels generally) are the largest 'cos' cornwall was over the last couple of hundred years methodist and dissenter.
Being CoE/Anglican would be considered a sure sign of being a blown-in or landowner pre-WW2
Its pretty standard tradition not to put JC in the crib until christmas day. Of course there is no god and therefore no son of god, so all this is academic nonsense. Methodist churches (you mean chapels generally) are the largest 'cos' cornwall was over the last couple of hundred years methodist and dissenter. Being CoE/Anglican would be considered a sure sign of being a blown-in or landowner pre-WW2 CousinJack

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