|Fr Aaron Spinelli and children of parish pray the Angelus|
The older tradition is massed poinsettias, usually on the sanctuary, given by parishioners in memory of departed loved ones. This idea was collected by Joan and Bernard Hodge when visiting family in Canada. In early January a Mass is offered especially for the repose of their souls.
The Parish of the Nativity of the Lord as a whole began a new tradition three years ago – Open House on the Feast of the Holy Family at the Presbytery at St. Joseph’s Redhill. The event marks both our patronal feast on 25th December and the patronal feast of The Holy Family Church at Reigate. Drinks and nibbles late morning to early afternoon; tea and cakes at teatime, naturally! The different church communities take turns as being hosts.
Text Ann Lardeur. Photo Janet Franklin