Christmas in the Community/Late Night Shopping
Christmas in the Community
A Christmas carol parade through Budleigh
Friday 10th December – starting outside of St Peter’s church promptly at 5:45pm
Dear parents/carers and members of the St Peter’s community,
Please join us in celebrating Christmas in our Community, with a parade through the town, stopping on the way to sing carols and listen to short readings from the Christmas Story. This is a great way for us to celebrate being together with our community at Christmas.
This is the first year for a few years we’ve been able to do this. So, what do you need to know?
Jam jars lanterns
We would like pupils to bring a jam jar lantern from home. This is essential for the procession, as we want to bring light to the town! The churches are going to provide a tea light to go inside it, which we will hand out and light when we arrive at our starting point.
A light parade
We plan to start outside of St Peter’s church. Please arrive ready for announcements and tealights before 5:45pm. We will hand out an order of service, with a hymn sheet. We suggest bringing a torch to light your words up.
We will then process down the High Street to the Methodist church. This year, we won’t be stopping!
Please do dress-up in nativity or festive gear! Everyone is welcome to attend – please bring family, friends and other community members.
We are going to finish at the Methodist church. We will ask all children to come and stand on the steps and sing a hymn to you all. This is a lovely opportunity for the three schools to come together as one. After our final carol, we would encourage you to visit the town, and see what they have on offer for late night shopping.
If the weather is poor we will still convene, but for carols only in the Methodist church. We will make a decision at noon on the day of the parade.
We hope this reboot of a Budleigh tradition will be well supported and bring us together with the town at this important time of the year.