‘Sing for Joy’ takes place in church at 11.00am on the third Wednesday of each month. It welcomes everybody, of any age, from across the village and beyond. Its aim is to lift the spirits and revive the memories and to encourage friendship, through hospitality and a sing-along of popular songs and hymns following seasonal themes. It is especially popular with people affected by dementia and their friends.
‘Sing for Joy’ is free, including refreshments, with a retiring collection, usually for the Alzheimer’s Society. No special musical ability is required, just join in and enjoy.
Occasionally there are extra special ‘Sing for Joys’. In June we enjoy a Sunday afternoon ‘Sing for Joy’ with cream tea; we’ve welcomed the Quaker Steel Band; and in December 2015 we held a Carol Service for the Alzheimer’s club at Banstead URC, and an afternoon Christmas special with tea and mince pies in the Institute.
‘Sing for Joy’ is proving popular – hurrah – and we are always ready to welcome new folk, so please spread the word or come along, have your own spirits lifted, offer and receive our ‘Sing for Joy’-ful hospitality, the more the merrier.