Riding Lights Theatre Company presents
A family adventure before Christmas
by Bridget Foreman
Simeon’s Watch is an engaging new play for a family audience about… family.
A delightful story about what growing old might mean, about being surprised, remembering love and discovering hope.
About the Show
Riding Lights has an outstanding reputation for creating wonderfully entertaining shows that at their heart address important issues. Simeon’s Watch is no exception. It tells an inspiring story of family life that embraces three generations of shepherds – grandparent, parent and teenager. Their story links with the familiar story of the anticipation of the birth of Christ. At the same time, it gently, amusingly, movingly explores the demands of growing old.
It shows the transformation that can come when both young and old bring acceptance to what is becoming a normal part of the adventure of family life.
By offering hope and joy, the play helps us all in our understanding of relationships that will always remain precious, however they may change.
Responding to the increasing challenge that declining mental health causes to families and indeed churches, Riding Lights has spent time with various groups exploring ways in which particular communication skills can transform these relationships. Some of the insights we have discovered together are woven into the narrative of Simeon’s Watch.
“Simeon’s Watch will appeal to a wide age-range but still remain captivating for older children (10 yrs and above). It will certainly deliver a performance to bring great delight to any church community in the build-up to the Advent and Christmas season.”
7.30pm Friday 9th December 2016
We have many Christmas services and events this year: see our Christmas Season Events Card – Dec 2015-Jan 2016 and the posters.
Thankyou to you all for your Christmas Greetings – and a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you all from Jane, the Verger and Alison, the Church Administrator.
For details of our Services over the Christmas Period please see the Christmas Cards and posters in church as well as our What’s On page
or call the church office 01403 253762
Key Christmas Services and Events are:
Sunday 21st December – 6.30 pm Service of Nine Lessons & Carols
Tuesday 23rd December: 3.30pm – 5pm Family Nativity Craft Party in the Church Centre and 5.30 pm Candlelight Service and Blessing of the Crib
Wednesday 24th December – Christmas Eve – 5.30 pm Candlelight Service and Blessing of the Crib and 11.15 pm The Midnight Mass
Thursday 25th December – Christmas Day: 8.00 am Holy Communion (Traditional Service with Carols) and 9.30 am Christmas Celebration Communion
Lots and lots of ribbon needed – for four different Christmas craft activities – any type/colour but, ideally, narrow and in Christmassy colours! Please hand in to Fiona Prentice or Jane Gorrie at church or pop them into the church office.
St Mary’s Horsham
St Mary's Church
The Church Centre
Tel: 01403 253762