This Christmas Lindfield will have it’s very own radio station The Gift FM. From 7am on December 15th through to Midday on Christmas Day the Gift will broadcast on 87.9fm from studios at Lindfield United Reformed Church on the high street.
Tune in for a festive mix of modern and classic Christmas music, the Gift is a joint venture between the three village churches and will feature live Carol concerts, music performances from local artists and church services broadcast from the URC and All Saints Church.
You will be able to listen on 87.9FM in Lindfield, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Cuckfield and the surrounding area. Online the station is available across the UK by visiting www.thegiftfm.com
Behind the scenes the Gift trains young people from local youth groups and schools who will have the opportunity to feature as presenters or newsreaders for the hourly ‘news of great joy’ bulletins featuring exclusively good news! You will also hear performances from local schools, choirs and musicians and a number of celebrity guests and festive interviews. There are plenty of opportunities to get OnAir yourself and interact with the station by phone, text, email, social media and the website.
You won’t hear any adverts just lots of Lindfield voices, local news, village events and community information. The station offers local traders, charities and events a fantastic free opportunity to share everything our village has to offer during the festive period.
For listeners the Gift is a great place to find out about the life of the village, get last minute gift ideas or just relax and listen to the midnight service from the parish church while wearing your pyjamas.
The project first ran during Christmas 2011 and proved to be popular not just with listeners but also a life changing experience for many of the young people involved. This Christmas sees a welcome return with the station promising to be bigger, better and more Christmassy than ever! In 2013 the station has linked up with even more schools, churches and community groups and plans a range of live events to enjoy in the village or on the radio that will make 2013 a Christmas to remember.
We hope during the busy festive period tuning to the gift on 87.9 fm will keep you informed, entertained and feeling festive as we enjoy the sounds and unwrap the meaning of Christmas together.
Services to be broadcast on the Gift FM All Saints Church
Sunday 15th December 6.30pm- Service
of Lessons and Carols
Sunday 22nd December 10.30am- While
Shepherds Watched – A carol service for all the family
Tuesday 24th December 5.30pm -Christingle Service
Tuesday 24th December 11:15pm Midnight Communion
Sunday 15th December: 9.30am
Sunday 15th December: 4pm - Family Praise Party
Thursday 19th December: 7.30pm -Christmas
Sunday 22nd December 9.30am -Family
Sunday 22nd December 6.30pm - Carols by Candlelight
Wednesday 25th December10am -Christmas Family Service.