A notable event in the Church life is the annual Circuit Pantomime. Crowds come from near and far with many regulars returning year after year. With such a favourable reaction, the productions have grown in range and confidence and now, with twenty years experience, their reputation is second to none on the amateur circuit.
The whole church family becomes involved and various skills are put to good use. either front of stage or in the many background tasks. This huge operation swings into action in the autumn and culminates in five performances during February, which raise substantial funds for the church and charities nominated by the cast. The panto takes place in the upper Large Hall, now with lift access, where there is seating for an audience of up to 200 people.
Its success is due to the very talented nucleus of players, the enthusiasm of the supporting acts, the incredible band of volunteer helpers and the smooth organisation.
It is a time for laughter and enjoyment, a time for meeting and working with friends old and new, and an opportunity for outreach and putting the church on the map. It is also a time for blowing away some of the dark clouds that may be overshadowing individual lives – and overall showing the love of Jesus Christ at The Avenue.