THE Henley Filling Station, an informal gathering for local Christians, held a Christmas carol concert at
THE Henley Filling Station, an informal gathering for local Christians, held a Christmas carol concert at its new home.
Carols in the Heart of Henley was staged at the town hall on Wednesday and was attended by more than 200 people. In addition to carols and mince pies there was a talk by Tom Price who asked “Is Christmas Believable?”
Since its first meeting in 2011, the group has grown to about 100 members. Its first home was in Highmoor but moved to bigger premises at Henley Rugby Club and then Badgemore Park Golf Club due to its popularity.
Maggie Atkinson, of Queen Street, Henley, who helped start the group, said: “The Filling Station attracts people from all the churches, small parishes and bigger congregations in towns to enjoy spending time together but it also attracts those with no church at all, it doesn’t matter, all are welcome.”
She added: “Our meetings are short and focused and we always start by singing together, we have excellent speakers, oh and excellent coffee and yummy snacks.”
All future meetings will be at the town hall at 7.30pm for 8pm on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, call Mrs Atkinson on 07875 203409 or visit www.thefillingstation.org.uk