We moved to Tottington in September 2007, a few months before the birth of our first son, Lewis. We started coming to church when Lewis was very small. He started going to Sunday school aged 3 and of course with that came the annual Christingle. The church hall is always very busy with proud family members on that day! Always beautifully decorated for Christmas, the Hall has seen children dressed as sheep, shepherds, Mary, Joseph, Wise Men (and women) and many other characters.

When our second son Elliot was born in 2012, I used to come up to the church hall on a Friday morning to attend the baby group held there by the Children’s Centre. There were babies and toddlers everywhere and it was the perfect place for Elliot to roam free!!

I decided to hire the hall to celebrate my 40th birthday a few years back. Elliot decided the day of my party was a good time to come out in Chickenpox and my fabulous mum stayed back to look after him, but a good time was had nevertheless. I celebrated with a Ceilidh and friends and family from miles away came to celebrate!

I‘ve helped at a number of events that Frances Branton has organised for various charities including a film night, afternoon teas and fashion shows.
The church hall has always been beautifully decorated on these occasions and people always have a great time!

I joined the MU a couple of years ago and have attended have been to lots of events in the church hall, the most recent being the Christmas party, where we enjoyed wonderful food and lovely entertainment. Both boys have had birthday parties here and have attended friends parties.

Elliot attends St Anne’s Beavers and has enjoyed many a night of fun in the hall, thanks to the amazing leaders.
Lewis goes to Scouts in Greenmount and we recently hired the hall for a Race Night to raise funds for their upcoming trip to Switzerland. Very soon we are having a ceilidh in the hall, again, to raise more funds. Everyone agrees it’s the perfect place!

We have so many fabulous memories of events in the hall and hopefully have many more to come!

We love St Anne’s and the lovely community in which we live.

by Siân and Michael Nixon