Christmas Eve on Sark
The day before Christmas is a magical time to be on Sark. It begins with carol singing outside the Gallery Stores just before lunchtime with everyone welcome to join in as they sing the length of the Avenue. The shops and other businesses give out drinks and festive nibbles to customers doing their last minute Christmas shopping with mulled wine and mince pies aplenty. Late afternoon brings the candlelight service at St Peter’s church where Sark School children performed a nativity play then passed around the flame to light the candles held by the congregation. This was followed by more festive singing around the piano played by Ray Lowe at the Island Hall; the perfect ending to a lovely day.
Pictures by Sue Daly
Carol singings at the Gallery Stores
Byrony, Pat and Fiona in the HSBC Bank X Ray, George, Jo and Kevin in Sark Glass Take Two Y Karen narrates the nativity in St Peter’s Church Z Martin helps lighting the candles
St Peter’s by candlelight