Yesterday was the Annunciation in churches across the country with the story of the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary and telling her that she is going to give birth to the son of God and it felt right to focus on Mary today. The carol we picked for this theme was Gentle Mary Laid Her Child which is not very common and is sung to the same tune as Good King Wenceslas.
Originally the hut was due to be decorated by a local artist but sadly her grandmother died last week and she is busy with the funeral this week so was unable to take part.
One of the local churches always runs a 'Blue Christmas' service at this time of year for those who find Christmas hard because they've lost loved ones or are on their own for some reason and so we combined the idea of Mary with the colour blue to create a very simple image for tonight.
Our thoughts are with Catherine and her family at this sad time.
Tomorrow - hut 410.