Christmas

Christmas Facts Advent Calendar: Day 18 – Stars

The star is an important part of the Christmas story as the Star of Bethlehem guided the Three Wise Men to Bethlehem, to meet baby Jesus. Stars are often used as decorations and lots of Christmas biscuits are cut in star shapes. A star often is put on the top of the Christmas tree too.

Christmas Facts Advent Calendar: Day 15 – Reindeer

Reindeer are the animals chosen by Father Christmas to pull his sleigh on Christmas Eve. There are 9 reindeer altogether. Their names are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph. Rudolph is the leader and he has a red nose that helps light up the dark and foggy nights.

Christmas Facts Advent Calendar: Day 13 – Mince Pies

Mince pies used to be cradle shaped to remind people of the manger baby Jesus was laid in. They were filled with minced meats and spices to remind people of the exotic gifts the Three Wise Men brought from the east. Today mince pies are filled with dried fruit mix spices and are usually round. […]

St. Mary’s Church Christmas Services

St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Gomersal – Christmas service times, December 2014 Carol Service, Sunday 14th December at 6pm Christingle Service, Wednesday 24th December at 3.30pm Christingle Service, Wednesday 24th December at 5:30pm Midnight Mass, Wednesday 24th December at 11.30pm Christmas Eucharist, Thursday 25th December at 10am You and your family and friends would be most welcome to join us […]

Christmas Facts Advent Calendar: Day 12 – Carols

Christmas carols are songs about Jesus and when he was born. The earliest carols were written in the 1400s and were usually sung in people’s homes. Christmas carols were banned by Oliver Cromwell between 1647 and 1660 because he believed Christmas should be a serious day. Today carols are sung by carol singers who may go between houses […]

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