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Friday, December 26, 2008



Thank you Roz for the photos and this very interesting information. I always love to learn about new traditions.


Echoing Britt's sentiments. I found these pictures fascinating and the story of the mummers was completely unfamiliar to me. I've heard the word but had no idea what it was all about. Happy Boxing Day, Rox.


Now I feel like I really got a taste of Boxing Day. I didn't know what it meant, and though I've heard of mummers, I never saw one. I was in London in December of 1989 and did see a lot of pantomines.

Thanks for sharing these photos, all glorious and fun. Sounds like you had a very good day.


How Wonderful! I've always been curious about Boxing Day traditions.


Fascinating photos and traditions, Roz. One comment on the church -- if you are looking toward the altar, you are always looking (liturgically) EAST, no matter the actual, geographical direction. I know, it's confusing, but the altar is always in the (liturgical) EAST end of the church.

Thanks for the beauty you send. Boxing day is also the Feast of Stephen (1st Christian Martyr) of course. I lately heard that the two feasts (Incarnation/Christmas and Martyrdom/Stephen) were intentionally juxtaposed to emphasize the interweave between light and darkness that is the truth of our human existence here on earth.

Roz Cawley

Yes, Ann - the photo may be a bit misleading, because it does look like a possible altar in the background, but I am, in fact, facing *away* from the altar, towards the back of the church. The shot is taken from the lectern - see the bible in the left hand corner of the image.
Hope this helps :-)


What a treat and how wonderful the costumes are! Thanks for sharing the pictures and the information. I'd heard of Mummers, but had no idea. Looks like a fun way to forget the after Christmas slump.


I just dropped in for another look, Roz. I really like the photos of the church interior, especially the aisle and line of pews. Beautiful adornments.


Thanks for replying. Thought I would come over and gradually work through your blog.

I have never seen grave stones decorated for Christmas here before but I know it is big in the States so.......... whatever they do over there eventually is done here!!

Enjoy y ur time with Britt.

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