New Year’s resolutions!

on December 26, 2021

Planning on cutting back on the unhealthy things as part of your New Year’s resolutions But that doesn’t always mean just junk food


on December 19, 2021

The custom of burning the Yule Log goes back to medieval times. It was originally a Nordic tradition. Yule is the name of the old Winter Solstice festivals in Scandinavia and other parts of northern Europe, such as Germany. The Yule Log was originally an entire tree. It was carefully chosen and brought into the house with great ceremony. The largest end of the log would be placed into the fire hearth while the rest […]


on December 12, 2021

Carols were first sung in Europe thousands of years ago. These were not Christmas Carols we know today. They were pagan songs. They sang at the Winter Solstice celebrations as people danced round stone circles. The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, usually taking place around 22nd December. The word Carol actually means dance or a song of praise and joy! Carols used to be written during all four seasons, but only […]


on December 6, 2021

Bells and Christmas, especially Church Bells, have traditionally been associated with Christmas for a long time. In the Anglican and Catholic churches, the church day starts at sunset, so any service after that is the first service of the day. So a service on Christmas Eve after sunset is traditionally the first service of Christmas day! In churches that have a Bell or Bells, They are often rung to signal the start of this service. […]