Carol Service and Tree Lighting

On Friday December 16th, villagers gathered to admire the Christmas Tree shining out as usual from the churchyard before gathering in Colin and Claire’s barn behind the Old Rectory for the traditional carol service. Not our usual venue – the church being currently shut – but a lovely one as it turned out. The barn had been decorated with eucalyptus branches (thank you, Lawrence!) and with a bit of imagination looked almost like a stable. Mark produced excellent accompaniment on the little keyboard, while Trish led a simple but moving carol service. After the singing, we enjoyed mulled wine, mince pies and chat. Many thanks to Colin and Claire, to all who helped decorate the barn and to those who provided mince pies. Thanks also to Derek Goult and Lawrence Joiner for the Christmas Tree.  Go to the Gallery for pictures.