Christmas 2020 And Easter 2021

These being the two big highlights of the Christian year, we have always had big celebrations on these occasions, with sometimes as many as 60 refugees who belong to our extended Mercy Family present, enjoying themselves, having Father Christmas arrive with gifts for everyone and the Easter Egg Shower at Easter.

During the past year with the heavy lockdown regulations, this has not been possible. But we weren’t beaten! We asked all our usual Christmas guests to come during the week before Christmas and collect their gifts and on 25 December we had only a small group for lunch and even a Father Christmas, but he did not arrive on the roof this time, nor come on a motor bicycle as in the past! He even considerately wore a mask! Likewise at Easter, we did manage to invite the larger group, not for our usual lunch but in the afternoon to catch Easter eggs, and this, as always, was an occasion of fun and laughter, as photos show.