You are cordially invited to join us to start the Christmas period off with a traditional Soddenham Christmas!
Carols and early Christmas songs will be led by Mrs. Elsie Smokepipe on the Bontempi organ, accompanied by the St.Polycarp choir – free song sheets will be distributed throughout – and there will be a special performance by the Soddenham Kazoo Ensemble. There will also be a lovely rendition of “Little Donkey” played by the Comb and Paper Pals; Soddenhams budding junior Kazoo troupe.
For the children, father Christmas will be in his grotto, and remember, only good little boys and girls will be able to rummage around in his sack for a special surprise!
For the adults, Bernie, Madge (and Anmer, of course!) have produced a special Brew especially for this year and will be unveiling the latest incarnation of our traditional tipple, with complimentary samples and raffle prizes. Mmmm!
At 8pm, the procession, this year led by Ellis Clacker, which follows the usual route up Main Street to view the excellent festive displays in our shop windows, which this year includes knitted snowflakes, a tree made entirely from antidepressant capsules, and a wondrous offal nativity!
The procession will continue around Murrows Drift (calling at the Almshouses on Tombstone Walk) and on to the memorial at the end of Church Gate, where the beacon will be lit, and this year be dedicated to the memory of absent friends.
And remember, The Witches Teat will host the continuing celebrations until the wee small hours!
We hope to see you here! Merry Christmas!