Community Christmas in Bayswater

On Saturday, 22 December, some 150 people came together in the Bayswater Hall to celebrate the Templer Community Christmas. Kids everywhere. It started at 6:30pm in a festive environment with an impressive Christmas tree in front to the stage. The children players entered in a candle-procession to "Ihr Kindertlein kommet". The Templer Brass-Band lead the audience in all the favourite old-time Christmas carols. A touching children's play, written especially for tonight was presented by the kids, that had Christmas trees walking all around the hall and dancing on the stage.

The Nativity setting featured a real (well-behaved) baby in the manger, with Joseph, Mary and all the animals admiring it. The costumes were unusual and imaginative; mid-summer-nightish. Father Christmas arrived on cue and had a present for all the kids; even for some of the adults. The celebration ended with Coffee, Gutsle and Cake at around 8pm.

Below are a series or snapshots taken during the evening. Maybe you can see yourself in one of them?

 The Hall is ready

Well done

An appreciative Audience

Candle Procession

On the Stage with Candles


The Story

The Templer Brass Band


On the Stage

Full of Wonder

Let it snow, let it snow; let it snow

Looking for the Star of Bethlehem



Dear Santa, I have been good

Here comes Santa

Santa's Helpers

Let's get a bit closer

What is in it

Isn' that the Nativity kid

Under the Christmas Tree

and full of Joy

But sometimes just a bit too much

A welcomecup of Coffee


I know its Christmas, but someone has to do it