A White Pre-Christmas

Sofiakyrkans Youth Choir relaxes in a Deddington stable
The high point of Swedish preparations for Christmas is St Lucy’s Day (December 13th)  The Ungdomskör of the Sofia Church, Jönköping, brought traditional Lucia ceremonial to Deddington as part of the Christingle service.  Lucia herself, candles burning on her head, coped nobly with the wax dripping down her face (an unanticipated disadvantage of a super-efficient church heating-system).  No permanent harm done – here after the performance she reclines contentedly amidst her maidens and star-boys (spot the Deddington intruder). She’s even been back to visit us since!