Covid forces Christingle to be held outdoors - The Evesham Observer

Covid forces Christingle to be held outdoors

Rob George 20th Dec, 2021   0

THE ONGOING pandemic means Pershore Abbey will hold their Christingle service outdoors this year on Christmas Eve.

Families are asked to dress up warmly in their favourite nativity character outfits to take part in the telling of the Christmas story before learning about the significance of Christingles.

Held in the Abbey Park by the bandstand at 3.30pm, the service will be scaled back but there will still be the opportunity to sing some carols and for the children to receive a Christingle.

Rev Claire Lording said: “One of the highlights of Christmas in our Benefice are our children’s services and it was really sad last year when restrictions prohibited us from hosting them.

“We are very mindful of the ongoing pandemic and decided that in order to keep everyone as safe as possible, we would organise something outside in the fresh air.

“We hope that our families will still come out and support this service in readiness for Christmas Day.

“Pershore Abi – our Benefice Bear – is already in her Angel costume ready to join in with the children!”

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