Muddy Christmas everyone

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Under the benign gaze of the striking 19th century frieze of angels, illustrating the Six Days of Creation, the Rye Singers performed to an appreciative congregation during a candlelit Christmas carol service at St. Mary’s, East Guldeford, last Sunday. Their selection of carols, some offering a modern interpretation of traditional numbers, was well received, among them, a particularly impressive “Holly and the Ivy”.

While the congregation joined in from the cosy box pews, the Rev. Ruth Gostelow directed proceedings from the double-decker pulpit. Given that access to the church was only achieved via the crossing of a waterlogged field, it was little surprise that muddy wellies were the chosen footwear for many, among them, the gentleman who took the first reading.

Wellies and walking sticks were the order of service

Image Credits: Chris Lawson .

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