Our two churches have an extremely active Social Committee that regularly organises and provides hot lunches for all, throughout the year in the Hall of the Venerable Bede Church in Giggetty Lane. Free parking is available immediately outside the church hall. The lunches are extremely popular and very well attended, early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. The Committee also arranges refreshments for our regular annual church events such as the Advent Fayre, Music Festival and Flower Festivals.
A Summer Concert Tantallon
Saturday 8th June 2019 was pretty miserable with steady rain falling from before breakfast for most of the day. Fortunately the late afternoon / early evening sunshine encouraged up to 70 people to come and listen to, and to be entertained by Tantallon.
They are a group of approximately 12 singers – Ladies and Gentlemen – who hold their audiences spellbound with a gentle mixture of popular songs covering a wide range of styles from Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to Leonard Cohen and George Harrison.
Their well-blended voices move seemingly effortlessly through the lighter songs from the jazz and pop world to the more serious pieces such as ”Time to say goodbye” and “Bring him home”; and also from “Bring me sunshine” to “May the road rise to meet you” (their encore).
The male soloist engaged us not only with “Stars” and another song from Les Miserables, but also with the luxurious growth of his amazing beard. The Ladies were not to be outdone on the question of hairstyle as one of their number sported blonde hair with amazing blue locks over her ears.
This was a return visit by Tantallon, and we certainly hope that they will visit us again. Not only was it a very pleasant and relaxing evening at the end of a very dull day, it was also a very successful event for St. Benedict’s and the community of Wombourne.