IMG_3793Once a year we hold an outdoor service followed by a pot-luck picnic. Getting out amongst nature brings home God’s word in a different way.

Everyone brings a dish to share and a chair to sit on. Hymns are led by choir members with everyone joining in as best they can. It may not always be on key but you can count on a “joyful noise”!

After the service we share our meal together. Much of what we do at Holy Cross centers around sharing meals – usually pot-luck as we all love to cook for each other.

Fellowship is also a big part of P1018948these outdoor services. We end up sitting next to people we might not normally do so in the church. During the meal we have the chance to talk amongst each other.

Many of our members have opened their homes and their gardens to us over the years. We thank all those who have and all those who will in the years to come.