Archived News - Len Rawle
On Friday 4th May Len Rawle, international theatre organist, returned to our village for a second concert. He once again played his fabulous Yamaha HS8 electronic organ to a packed house at Eaton Bray Methodist Church and what a superb evening we all enjoyed. The original idea for the whole event came from Maurice Sanders, a lifelong Eaton Bray resident and an active member of both Eaton Bray Methodist Church and Northall and District Age Concern. The proceeds of the evening have been shared between both organisations.
Many thanks to everyone who supported this magical event.
Northall and District Age Concern members enjoy themselves each Wednesday at Northall village hall. They forget about aches and pains for a little while, spend time with their friends and enjoy a freshly cooked lunch. If you are on your own and a little bit lonely why not come along and try us out (most of our members tell us they wish they had joined sooner!)
The only thing we ask is that you are over 70 and live within the area of the four villages served by Focus.
If you are interested and want to know more, please contact Helen.
Source: Focus, June 2007
Admission by programme only. These souvenir Programmes must be purchased in advance £5 each from Helen.
Profits from this evening's entertainment will be shared equally between Northall and District Age Concern and Eaton Bray Methodist Church.
Our Christmas Lunches and Bazaar were a great success. Thank you to everyone who supported us and our very special thanks go to all the organizers and helpers beforehand and on the day. A cheque for £500 has been sent to the "Special Appeal for the Iain Rennie Hospice at home and the balance to Chapel funds.
Once again our Carol Service was one of the highlights of our year. The Sunday School presented a play entitled "The Real Christmas" which was written by one of our young people Alex. Set in "Scroogeville" it told of a grumpy shopkeeper who overcharged all the customers and threw one out because he was odd and different. This particular customer didn't know what Christmas was about and hadn't heard of Jesus. Upset because he was not liked he stole other peoples presents but he was tracked down by an angry mob. In the midst of all the angry shouting a child taught them all the meaning of Christmas with this message:
Christmas is Gods love
For people on earth
The day that we celebrate
The play then ended with the traditional Nativity scene. Thank you and congratulations to all the Sunday School members and staff.
February Lunches will be served on the 10th from 12 noon until 1.30 pm and the charity to be supported will be Northall Age Concern.
March Lunches will be on the 10th from 12 noon and the charity on this occasion will be the Bethany Trust.
A warm welcome awaits you to join us at our lunches.
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY; FRIDAY 4th of MAY. We are delighted to announce that Mr Len Rawle will be paying a return visit to our Chapel to entertain us with an evening of light music on his Yamaha Concert Organ. Once again this will be a joint promotion between Northall Age Concern and our Chapel with shared proceeds.
Source: Focus, February 2007
St Albans Organ Theatre
Following the most enjoyable concert by Len Rawle at the Methodist Church on 28th May, the St Albans Organ Theatre have made available some tickets for sale locally for Len's concert on 12th August.
Len will be appearing at St Albans for what will be another friendly and entertaining evening and if you would like tickets please contact 01525 221358.
Tickets are £5.50 each and the concert starts at 7.45pm. Doors open at 7.15pm.