The lighting of the Christmas tree this year was not for the fainthearted. The Carol lyric about deep and crisp and even had to be rapidly changed to reflect the heavy and wet stuff that fell vertically.
Reverend Dr Richard Walton led the Carol singing and lighting of the tree lights whilst the rain sloshed down. The singing, slightly muffled by the abundance of umbrellas was accompanied by Pat Stanley on the keyboard as no less that 53 souls young and old braved the weather to join in.
The tree was duly blessed and the new splendid coloured lights turned on this year by Elizabeth and Skyler. Once again the Carol singers were rewarded with hot mulled wine and warm mince pies courtesy of the parish councillors.
Marking the start of the season of Carol singing season Burghwallis proved the true spirit of Christmas lies much in the resolve to enjoy despite owt the weather can chuck at us.