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Where does the word ‘Christmas’ come from?

10 December 15Christmas

The following is an excerpt from Kel Richards’ tract Christmas Wordwatch (Matthias Media, Kingsford, 2006). “The word ‘Christmas’ first appears in something called the Old English Chronicle almost a thousand years ago (in the year 1123 to be precise). It comes from the late Old English expression Cristes maesse. And this Old English word maesse…

What is a Carol?

3 December 15Christmas

When you do, it is all the more reason to come to Carols on the Lawn (Saturday 12 December) and our Christmas Services! “‘Carol’ came into English in the 14th century from an Old French word meaning ‘joyful song’. In fact, it meant a song so bright and joyful that you could dance to it….

Do you know what a Carol is?

15 December 14Christmas, Uncategorized

When you do, it is all the more reason to come to our Community Christmas Carols Night and Christmas Day Services! “‘Carol’ came into English in the 14th century from an Old French word meaning ‘joyful song’. In fact, it meant a song so bright and joyful that you could dance to it. Originally, and…