We again opened with Venite Fedeli, included the famous Italian carol Tu scendi dalle stelle and closed with verses of Silent Night sung in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Other carols were sung in all these languages and there were readings in other languages including Malagasy:
I read from Mary Jones and her Bible - not particularly Christmassy but a nice story. I'd been thinking about Mary Jones a lot this year because Mary Jones World was opened in Bala, North Wales at the end of 2014. [One day I'll get there!]
As my contribution to the feast, I made my "Christmas chews" again, as I did last year. As always, there was delicious food from every country represented:
It wouldn't have been a proper British contribution if someone hadn't made yummy mince pies and Christmas cake......
.... and it wouldn't have been quite Modican without several kinds of focaccia!