Christmases from around the world were brought together in a performance by local Brownies and Guides.
Blyth Division carol service saw the young girls present Christmas traditions from around the world.
From Sweden the tradition of St Lucia dressed in white with a crown of candles, accompanied by her attendants, visits schools and hospitals with gifts.
To the Netherlands where good children hope that Sinterklass riding his white horse, will leave them presents. Whichever country was represented the girls ended their presentation with a Christmas greeting in its native language.
Girlguiding is a worldwide organisation and always responds positively when help is required.
A monologue featuring Mary and Joseph together with Baby Jesus and their escape from persecution, brought the congregation back to the present time and the plight of refugees across the world.
Appropriately, a collection was taken in support of the British Red Cross Refugee Crisis Appeal.
Having joined in with the singing of traditional carols the congregation was extended a ‘Happy Christmas’ from the girls.
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