|16 Dec 2022
|Mayfield School News
We were delighted to be able to return to Live Crib with an audience in the Chapel this year, and to welcome over 100 Old Cornelians and their families for the service. However, while the snowfall around the Old Palace was very pretty, it hindered many people making the journey back to Mayfield, so we were very pleased that OCs near and far could participate in the holiday spirit, watching the service via livestream.
It was a joy to see how many of you tackled the elements to make it back to Mayfield for afternoon tea and mulled wine served by our wonderful catering team in the Sixth Form Dining Room. Friends from across the years mingled in the Cloisters and dining room while the children played Christmas games.
The adverse weather conditions had prevented the procession through the village from going ahead on Monday and Tuesday, but by Wednesday we were prepared to tackle the cold and walk the High Street in time-honoured tradition. Many OCs and their families braved the cold to line the High Street and watch the procession as Mary, Joseph and Hamish, the Shetland Pony (Hosanna the donkey was snowed in!) tried to find somewhere to stay, while others decided to take their seats in a rather warmer Chapel and wait for Mary and Joseph to enter the stable.
As the lights dimmed and the soloist launched into 'Once in Royal David's City' a feeling of awe and peace washed over everyone. It was so wonderful to resume Live Crib our cherished Mayfield tradition that signals the season of Christmas has begun.
A photo album has been created on OC Connect with images of the procession, service and the Old Cornelians' afternoon tea. Please enjoy the photos and upload any that you may have from the day.
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