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Let's Light Up Crich Parish this Christmas!

by Linda Philo

Let's light up Crich Parish this Christmas banner

Things are going to be rather different this year but as usual local people are brimming with ideas to brighten our long winter nights, here are a few:

poster of Christmas activities

Grand Light Up - 5th December

Let’s go to town and decorate the outside of our homes for an extended period this year, we propose a grand light up on 5th December.

Let’s chase the winter night away, break with tradition and keep them on throughout January.

Christmas Wreaths

Christmas wreaths - the more the merrier! Share photos of your creativities with everyone on the Community Facebook pages.

Doorstep Carols poster

Doorstep Carols - 16th December, 6.00 pm

Stop Press: Please note change of Radio Station. Carols can now be heard on Radio Nottingham on 95.1FM. Please tell your neighbours!

We're asking the whole parish to get behind this event to raise some much-needed Christmas cheer this year!

With Fritchley Green and Crich Market Place carol singing cancelled, there's a risk that Christmas 2020 could be very quiet.

So let's all make a noise on our doorsteps on Wednesday, December 16th at 6.00 pm and join our neighbours in singing Christmas carols - staying in household bubbles of course and obeying the restrictions in place.

The carols will be broadcast on Radio Nottingham 95.1 FM to help us all stay in time and carols sheets and simple sheet music are available to download.

We'd love you to help by organising your own street and encouraging friends and neighbours to sing and play along. Click here to see how to get involved.

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Follow The Star - 19th to 24th December

From 19th -24th December look out for the Christmas Journey – Follow the Star! in windows and tableaux around Crich.

Follow the Star as the Three Kings set out to find the Christ-child, from Crich Wesley, along the Common, up Bowns Hill to St Mary’s porch. Centuries before this, his birth was foretold by the prophets (Scout Hut). The Angel Gabriel came to Mary (Bower Close, Jeffries Lane) and to Joseph (Crich Chase).

They had to travel to Bethlehem (Market Place) where a host of angels told a group of shepherds on the hills, and they rushed to find the newborn Christ-child tucked up in an animals’ feeding trough (Market Place).

We would love for you to join in and create your own windows to depict the Star, or an angel, or anything from the Christmas Story! Or perhaps decorate your fences or nearby lampposts with stars.

Pick up a bag containing a guide-booklet and activities from The Telephone Box in the Market Place.

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St Mary's Church Carol Service - 20th December

The carol service at St Mary’s on 20th December will be a little different this year and is to be ticketed to ensure we can keep everyone safe. Keep your eyes on this website for information about tickets.

Christmas Eve - 24th December, 6.00pm

On Christmas Eve let’s welcome Santa by ringing bells outside our homes at 6pm. Light a candle in your window and let’s join together to sing Silent Night then watch out for fireworks on The Tors, they should be visible to most of us from our doorsteps or gardens.

If anyone knows of any other local events or have any ideas, please share them with Crich Standard and other social media.

We really hope you enjoy joining in with these activities. Remember to observe social distancing and obey the restrictions in place to keep everyone safe.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year

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