Sussex 4×4 Response: with grateful thanks

Christian Voices have in recent years been raising money via donations at performances for local good causes.

Our dear friend, Graham Payne, was a member of both Christian Voices and and Sussex 4×4 Response.  Sadly, Graham passed away in 2017 and so, in his memory, Sussex 4×4 Response received the donations from our performances of Lazarus that year.

Attached is the kind letter we received from Sussex 4×4 Response acknowledging the donations and the important role Graham played in their organisation.

Bexhill Observer: Drama group pays tribute: Shows in memory of member

Missed this one back in September 2017.

Lazarus was performed in memory of our dear friend, Graham Payne who passed away earlier in 2017.  Graham was a constant member of Christian Voices for many years and is greatly missed by all who new him.



Great pleasure having you with us this morning

Comments regarding Christian Voices most recent outing, Bridges or Walls, keep coming.  We’ve received the note below from Sandy Willard, who took the Service at Christchurch Methodist Church on 21st January 2018.

Dear Alan,
I know I have thanked you, but felt I just had to say another thank you – your presentation today certainly warranted at least two thank you’s!
As you said, it was different, but again the message was there, and it was so well put across. I loved the musical back ground music too, your songs were excellent, and the singing of your oh so talented family! 
Everyone who spoke to me at the end of the service, spoke highly of the performance.
It was a really great pleasure having you with us this morning, thank you so much, and I look forward to seeing you all again, before too long. 
Best wishes Alan to you and your family, Sandy x

Thank You, Christian Voices

Thanks to Barry Turnwell for sharing this article from a recent edition of “Messenger Magazine”.
Christian Voices always want to here feedback and it’s certainly wonderful to see comments like “a very worthwhile service giving us plenty to talk about”.

And a cheeky reference of what’s to come from Christian Voices in the near future at the end there…

Bexhill Observer: Bridges or Walls

Below is an article submitted to the Bexhill Observer.

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Bridges or Walls

Christianity has many aspects, sects, and denominations and all too often we allow even the smallest differences between us to become an insurmountable wall when we should be building bridges.

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Lazarus is back – again

The first play I saw from Christian Voices was way back in July, 2010. I was just a member of the audience that day but the experience provoked myself and my good lady to get more involved in the group.

Christian Voices were inspired that day by the story of Jesus calling Lazarus from the tomb. This year, Christian Voices return to this wonderful story.
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Beyond the Clouds

Christian Voices have new play in the offing!

Beyond the Clouds is by Chris King.  Although Chris has been a regular member of Christian Voices for some time this will be the first play he has written for the group.  As if that wasn't pressure enough Chris is also directing.  The play includes three new songs by Alan Young.

Chris says:

"It's about what happens to a family when the husband reads the gospels for the first time and is shaken and transformed by how Jesus seems to be asking them to live.
Seeking guidance, his wife and son, who feel thrown by the changes he proposes to their way of life, invite their church minister to help reconcile their differences.
She offers a vision of a Christian approach that challenges them all to let go of the shallowness of much of their thinking and really listen to what God is saying to them."

The play will have its one-off performance be performed as part of Time for God at St. Peter's Community Centre Bexhill, 9:45am on Sunday, 30th July. Later the same day, catch Beyond the Clouds at Pett Methodist Church, 6:00pm.


Such A Generous Donation

Christian Voices have received the letter below from Contact the Elderly.  We were very pleased to be able to support this important work with some our most vulnerable and lonely citizens in the UK.

Bexhill Observer: Cash from thought-provoking play will help charity tackle loneliness

June, 2017 and Christian Voices were able to present the local branch of Contact the Elderly with a cheque for £700.

The presentation was covered in the Bexhill Observer, as attached.  In the article you’ll find some comments on Christian Voices and the mission statement for Contact the Elderly.

The donations from our audiences were very generous.  As Alan Young, the founder of Christian Voices, says:

“We thank them for being so appreciative and receptive, and all the churches who supported us.”