Carols and prayer at historic Walsingham bakery
A Walsingham couple are hosting a carol concert and a charismatic prayer meeting in their historic home, with a few places left for others to join them. Tony Rothe reports.
Justin and Charlotte Harmer moved to the eighteenth century Old Bakehouse in Walsingham with their son Isidore in June this year, and use their home to host prayer meetings, concerts and art gatherings as well as offering bed and breakfast accommodation.
Justin is the cantor at the nearby Catholic Shrine and teaches piano and sings online and in person. He also conducts a local choir, the Creakes Village Choir, and runs a children’s choir, the Walsingers. Charlotte is an artist whose work hangs throughout the house and is for sale.
A monthly artists’ home group called The Walsingham Group operates from the kitchen. They meet monthly to chat art, and enjoy a simple meal and pray together. Tracey and Robert Ross are key members, and they are organised by Emma Blount, born and raised in Cley, and a glass painter and illustrator. Tracey and Emma have featured in previous stories on Network Norfolk.
The Charismatic Prayer meeting is tonight, 7 for 7.30pm. This is an ecumenical gathering with contemporary music and opportunities for prayer ministry. They are happy to welcome the general public, but anyone interested should e-mail to reserve a place – there may still be spaces left.
The Harmers are also hosting a carol concert on Friday December 17 but as spaces are limited anyone wishing to come along would need to get in touch beforehand to reserve a place. The event is free but there will be a retiring collection towards costs and the performers. It will feature the Creakes Village Choir and the Walsingers Choir plus poetry readings around the Christmas theme. Charlotte Harmer's art will be available to purchase at the Concert.
For more information, please contact Justin and Charlotte at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Charlotte's art is on Charlotteharmer.com
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