Carols by Candlelight – Friday December 23rd

On a wet blustery evening, Liston Church was a welcoming place to be, full of goodwill and neighbourliness  and looking absolutely delightful lit by many, many candles. It was a full house and a service of eight lesson, interspersed by ten of our favourite carols was a fitting start to Christmas. Everybody sang as if they meant it rather than whispering the words; we had performances from a nascent Liston Church choir and despite a few “wheezes” from the venerable organ, some Bach and some Brahms.

After the service, mulled cyder and mulled cranberry juice was served together with lots of lovely nibbles cementing the warm feeling engendered by the setting and the occasion. It was an example of English rural community life at its best.

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