As you know, our community carol service is on Sunday 22nd December, starting at 6 p.m. As well as singing traditional carols, we will also be having some not-so-traditional games and competitions, for we believe that coming together as church is fun and we want to welcome people into an atmosphere of family fun. One of the silly things we will be doing on that evening is having a ‘Christmas jumper competition’ where we all come dressed in a Christmas jumper. Yours might look like these ones:

You don’t have to buy a special jumper if you don’t have a Christmas jumper; you can always adapt any jumper you already own and customise it (adding tinsel or a bauble would turn it into a Christmas jumper; having a tree or a star somewhere in the design would also qualify!)

Normally, the thought of any kind of catwalk would fill me with dread, but the thought of us all looking silly in Christmas jumpers is one I actually find quite heartening. Usually, we all enjoy spending time with friends and family at Christmas and the carol service underlines this, as well as teaching us more about the importance of the birth of Jesus. There will be gifts and prizes to win, so do come along in your Christmas jumpers and plan to have a great evening!