Baptist Church, Bargates, Christchurch

Highlights of the event

The third window of the Advent Calendar opened on Saturday 3rd December at The Baptist Church in Bargates when MLC Acoustic entertained the audience with a festive selection of tunes.

Tonight’s sponsor, the Christchurch Community Trust, was delighted to present a cheque to Sandra Prudom of Christchurch Community Partnership.


MLC Acoustic Band performing for CLAC 2022
MLC Acoustic Band performing for CLAC 2022
Sandra Prudom accepting the sponsor's cheque of £100 from the Christchurch Community Trust
Sandra Prudom from Christchurch Community Partnership is presented wth the sponsor's cheque of £1000 from the Christchurch Community Trust

Watch a short video:

More about the surprise performers:

MLC Acoustic

MLC was created in 2019 by 3 friends, Andy, David & James who all sing together in the Funky Little Choir.  With no ambition other than to have some fun, following a few songs around a campfire we were invited to play at a wedding for some friends and have been gigging solidly since then.  Post Covid, 2021 & 2022 have seen us playing at numerous events including weddings, birthdays, parties, and festivals like Dorset Volksfest & Vdub at the Pub. 

Throughout the winter months we can be found regularly at the Snug in Christchurch which is one of our favourite places to play.  We aim to play songs that everybody knows but without playing the same songs as other bands. 

You can find out when we’re playing and follow us on Instagram at mlc_acoustic_trio

Tonight’s charity – all funds raised will go to:

Christchurch Community Partnership

The CCP exists to combat social isolation across the age demographic in our community of Christchurch. We do this in two ways – by directly delivering services, and by influencing other organisations and agencies to work collaboratively to identify and fill any gaps, and to avoid duplication of services.

Also including Christchurch Angels: We are an award-winning voluntary befriending service for residents in the Christchurch area who need short-term help in times of difficulty or crisis.

Thanks to the local sponsor:

Christchurch Charitable Trust

Kindly donating £1000:

The Christchurch Charitable Trust is a local, independent, registered charity who are able to provide financial support by way of grants to organisations and projects which benefit the community in the Christchurch area.

We invite applications for funds from not-for-profit groups and organisations including registered charities, community interest groups, service organisations, volunteer groups, youth groups, local schools, local town and parish councils and the like.

Thanks to the venue:

The Baptist Church

We’d like you to feel totally welcome at Christchurch Baptist Church (CBC).  We don’t mind who you are, what you’ve done or what you’re like.  We’re just glad you’ve decided to join us.  Our prayer is that you will be honoured, inspired and engaged when you join any of our church activities.