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who goes to church on christmas day?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by SamNichols, 18 Dec 2007.

  1. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    I go to church on Christmas day (I do go at other times in the year as well). Anyone else?
     
  2. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Moi!! I love it. Although it's not the same since i got too big to take my favourite christmas present for the show and tell.
     
  3. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I used to go every Christmas 'cos I was a full-time Chorister at Exeter Cathedral...3 services Christmas day and 2 on Boxing day, after the afternoon Boxing dayservice we got to go home for the holidays!
    Nowadays I manage Midnight Mass from time to time depending where I am.
     
  4. girofan

    girofan New Member

    :biggrin: Never talk about politics, sex and RELIGION.:angry:
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I've been an Atheist since I was about eight years old but grew up in rural Somerset/Dorset with religious parents and was forced to church at regular points during the christian calendar. This all changed once I had moved away from home and they could no longer force me to do anything I didn't want to. Since that day they have employed emotional blackmail to get me through the door instead! :biggrin:
     
  6. col

    col Veteran

    I used to ,all part of the christmas thing ,but not for a long time now.
     
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
  8. Certainly not. Too busy in the pub.
     
  9. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    Complete bollocks and I will not waste my time on superstition and fairy tales. I will not be in church.
     
  10. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    We go every Christmas eve. For ht elast 10 years or so we have been to the Christingle service at Gt Bursted

    http://www.greatburstead.freewire.co.uk/



    church...our 'local'. It's held at about 6pm so the kids can get back home and make sure all is ready for the big mans arrival!

    I sometimes go into churches on my own when I am out riding, not to any services, just for a 'quiet word like':biggrin:
     
  11. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Didn't I read somewhere your wife is German: So therefore don't you celebrate on the 24th? Ignore me if I got that wrong. My wife is German and this year we're doing xmas on the 24th.
     
  12. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Yes you are correct the Frau is indeed German. However we celebrate the English way when in England and the German way when in Germany. This year we will be here.

    ...erm...except for Nikolaus which we 'celebrate' each year the same, involving an ever bigger pair of polished shoes and more sweets and pressies for BTFB junior
     
  13. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    What! Never any coal or sticks! He can't have been that good !
     
  14. never go to church... but i did see Robyn Hitchcock play on xmas day once - that's my kind of church
     
  15. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Cyprus
    Agreed.

    I couldn't be dragged into a church service at christmas or any other time.