Christmas at Wymondham Abbey
Merry Christmas Everyone
There is lots and lots to enjoy here – keep scrolling down to the bottom.
There you will find Christmas greetings from the people of Wymondham and be able to leave your own.
The playlist below contains a selection of inspiring Christmas music. Click Play to listen to all of them.
Guinea Pigs Christmas
The Festive Trail
Wrap up warm, put on your wellies and come and visit the beautiful Wymondham Abbey grounds. They are waiting for you.
There are Nativity scenes in the Abbey and you can see some from the outside. How many can you find in the windows? (Hint: there are more than 4)
Walk around the spirals
Take a stick and walk peacefully around the HOPE Manger Spiral. Think about Christmas as you go – what are you hoping for? At the centre leave your stick in the manger and then walk back out. As you go back out of the spiral, think about what you might do to bring happiness to someone.
Collect your jute string and walk into the PEACE tree spiral. Think about lovely things that make you feel safe and happy as you tie your string to the tree. On the way out of the spiral think about being kind to others who are worried.
Spend a few minutes at the three refection trees
One for the people you love
One for all beings (don’t forget your pets)
One for the whole world
Tie a leaf or jute string or a pine cone onto one of the trees. Take your time, enjoy the moment.
Cat in the Manger
The Christ Child: A Nativity Story
An Unexpected Christmas
He Came Down, A Powerful Christmas Story
Christmas in Dark Places
A John Betjeman Poem for Christmas
Joy to you and those you love, Joy to Wymondham and Joy to the world –
I want to wish you and all the people of Wymondham and Spooner Row a peaceful Christmas with beautiful unexpected joys and wonder. I hope no one will be alone -if you have a neighbour on their own please ring them or pop up on their doorstep to say hello on Christmas Day.
Covid 19 has put pressures on everyone it has been confusing and laced with terrible loss and sadness for so many. We have found pleasures in small things in quiet, gentler, less expensive things and this can help as we rush back to “normal” to free ourselves of toxic habits and be careful to protect and take with us the essence of what sustains us – our family, our community and our faith – the ground of our being – that we call Love.
May God bless you, bless each home, bless your dear pets and all the wild creatures we live amongst, May God bless all that lives in this beautiful place that is our home.
Happy Christmas everyone!
It may have to be a very simple one this year but so was the very first Christmas. It was, after all, in a bare stable that ” The Word became flesh and made his dwelling with us”.
In the quiet holiness of this time may you find peace with God, peace with others, and peace in your own heart.
I Can’t remember the last time Christmas dinner was just for two. Although I would love to be spending time around the table with all my family, staying apart will ensure we are together next year. Happy Christmas everyone,, let’s all enjoy a different experience xx
In this extraordinary year, I wish you all a peaceful Christmas. It will be difficult for many but try to reflect on the small but simple joys God has given us. To quote my favourite Christmas film:
‘A cup of kindness that we share with another
A sweet reunion with a friend or a brother
In all the places you find love it feels like Christmas’.
I’ll be thinking of you all when I make my Christmas morning cup of tea, and hope to be serving one to you very soon!
To Nanny & Grandad, and Grandma & Grandad,
We love you so much and we’re so sorry we haven’t been able to see you properly this year. We hope you have a lovely Christmas and we can’t wait to have big hugs when we’re allowed to again.
Lots of love from Florrie, Peony & Hugo xxxxxx
It’s a different Christmas and that’s difficult… but it was a different and difficult time for Mary and Joseph too.
But … there were angels and shepherds and sheep … and the safe arrival of the baby … Our Lord Jesus!
Happy Christmas everyone.
Christmas will be different this year, but try to remember that although most things seem cancelled, sunshine, love, reading, music, devotion, kindness and hope are not cancelled. Stay safe and enjoy this special time to recharge. Sending Christmas cheer to all.