Something unique happens in the isolated redundant and beautiful C13th church of St Peter in the lost village of Wolfhampcote at 4pm on the second Saturday in December of every year!
Some people come from all over the country to experience and take part in what has become a popular local tradition.
Villagers, dressed warmly and bearing candle lanterns, get together and entertain themselves in a pre-Christmas winter festival. The sight of this ancient church lit purely by hundreds of candles is quite breath-taking to both adults and children alike.
Carols and Christmas songs are interspersed by volunteers reciting either comic or serious poems, monologues and readings and sometimes by a solo instrument. Music is usually provided by a folk band, quite in keeping with the ancient pre-organ church tradition.
This informal get-together on 14th December is a truly wonderful start to the Christmas festivities and if you have never attended you have missed out on something very rare and rather beautiful!
Come join in - 4pm on 14th December at St Peters Church, Wolfhampcote