What a night 'Carols Round the Tree' turned out to be. The crowd of 114 people was bigger again than last year, with people coming from as far afield as Mow Cop, Warrington and Chester.
It was a mild and dry night for singing carols around the village Christmas Tree in front of St. Bart's Church and we were joined, as usual, by the Co-op Funeralcare Northwest Brass Band. After five carols outside, everyone moved into church for mulled wine, mince pies and lots more singing.
John Headon thanked everyone for coming and the band for the superb job they were doing. He then read a touching story about a six year old boy struggling to find a gift for his mother on Christmas Eve.
A final seven carols completed the evening, with the band getting a standing ovation.
The event is provided by St. Bart's to say thank you to all those who have helped and supported the church throughout the year and there were also thanks for "David Hughes at The Badger" for generously providing the tree again.