Tuesday, 9 December 2008

In Chris We Trust

This time last year I was at a Christmas fair at a primary school which shall remain nameless, mainly because I can't actually remember the name of it. Suffice to say it wasn't anywhere near Worcester Park.

The youngsters had done their bit to decorate the school hall in an appropriately festive way, but the teachers had clearly pitched in with some of the larger and more complicated decorations - one of which was a huge banner of cut-out letters strung up over the stage in the school hall proclaimimg:


Either there was a serious spelling problem at the school or I had got the wrong end of the stick and the whole event really had been organised to celebrate the birth of Chris. I suspect the former.

Apparently one side-effect of the credit crunch/recession is that more people than ever before are heading off to church on a Sunday morning to reflect on the simpler things in life (or possibly to grab a handful of loose change from the collection plate as it goes round).

Whether you are of a religious persuasion or not, few are immune to the magic of a good old Christmas Carol - and for those of you keen for an opportunity to sing your hearts out, you can wrap up warm and join in the United Carol Singing organised by churches in Worcester Park at The Hamptons on Wednesday 17th December from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

No doubt there will be at least one person who gets carried away during "Ding Dong! Merrily" and runs out of breath during a prolonged 'Glooooooooooooooooooooria!".

Hopefully it won't be me.