CHRISTMAS will be kicked off in Betws Yn Rhos with a festive fun evening and a good old sing song at St Michael’s Church.

Starting at 6pm on Wednesday December 12 the evening will be filled with poems and readings, punctuated with carol singing, all the old favourites, followed with mulled wine and mince pies.

It is hoped that some prizes will be forthcoming for a raffle.

Everyone, and all are welcome, is encouraged to wear Christmas outfits hats and jumpers to look the part and create the festive atmosphere.

A few families are clubbing together to get Christmas tree for the churchyard, as happened last year, which will have to be decorated. It is hoped this will become a tradition.

Weather permitting the service and the evening will start around the tree.

Canon Quentin Bellamy, the acting vicar said: “What better way to start the Christmas festivities than in the beautiful churchyard of St Michael’s and in the company of friends, good music and singing to really get into the true spirit and fellowship of Christmas.

“But deep down it is about the birth of Christ and the joyful message of Christmas. It is a time for us all, old and young to rejoice.”