Deacon Al Henry’s sent us this report about a festival held in Middleton. The fourth annual St. Nicholas Festival got off with a bang this year with the arrival of St. Nicholas played by The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds the Revd. John Packer. Near to 60 children together with
Thursday 6th December is the feast of St. Nicholas (The Patron Saint of Children) the original Father Christmas, writes Deacon Al Henry. Nicholas was born during the third century in the village of Patara, at that time, the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey.