Beacon of light for Halloween

September 29 2017

Horfield Baptist Church has been part of the community in Bishopston for 125 years and are setting up a light beacon for Halloween.

Horfield Baptist Church has been part of the community in Bishopston for 125 years and are setting up a light beacon for Halloween.

Pastor, Sarah Phillpot says: “We rejoice along with all of the community at Christmas and times of national celebration, and we mourn at times of sadness. 

“Halloween, however, presents us with a challenge. We don’t believe that the darkness is something to celebrate, indeed we like to celebrate quite the opposite. Jesus told us that he is the Light of the World so on Halloween evening, 31 October, we will have a light beacon at the back of the church on Brynland Avenue from 5 – 7.30pm where you can come to get a free drink of hot chocolate, have a rest and a chat as well as top up that all-important goody bag!

“We want to join in with the fun and give a safe and dry destination (there will be a covered area in case of bad weather). If like us, you believe that the best and safest way of going trick-or-treating is to plan a route and pre-warn friends and neighbours rather than sending your children to strangers, why not put the Horfield Light Beacon on your list as a place to stop? We look forward to seeing you and your children. We promise there will be no ‘hard-sell’, just comfort, warmth and sweets!”