This little known date in the Anglican calendar has hitherto been ignored at St James. But on November 12th about 60 of us gathered together to stir up the ingredients of our 18 Christmas Puddings. Experts, novices, pudding lovers and pudding haters all seemed to have a good time without too much mess and mayhem and their labours were rewarded with a tasty fish and chip supper.
Consumer testing of different brands of mince pies was set up by Chris and Pete Clark, monitored by Mike Blackmun and enthusiastically undertaken by many, with a clear winner emerging. (but we are not paid to advertise!)
Linda Henderson and Margaret Mayer provided popular Christmas craft activities which produced decorations to grace the church as well as our homes.
And of course there were excellent quizzes from a man dressed as a Christmas Pudding!
Thanks to all the people who made it possible, including Irene and Tony Parker who shopped, Linda and William Henderson, Pete and Chris Clark, Mike Blackmun, the people who loaned their kitchen equipment and all the volunteers who got stuck in with helping on the night.
Andy & Alison Mullens