18 months ago our parish Christmas tree was planted and almost exactly a year ago we had out inaugural “switch on party”. Carols were sung, mince pies munched, gathered together in the cold over 30 parishioners congregated, chatted and laughed to celebrate the new tree and look forward to Christmas.
Looking at the picture below from 2019, that all seems like a lifetime ago. After one of the strangest and most gruelling years people have faced for generations, it’s a shame that we couldn’t have some solace with a second party this year.
As we look towards Christmas and the New Year we can only hope that 2021 brings more joy than this year, and colourful glow of our little parish Christmas tree is a beacon of hope and cheer.