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Stir Up Sunday – Stirring The Christmas Pudding

Stir Up Sunday - Stirring The Christmas Pudding

Stir Up the Christmas Pudding and Make a Wish

Traditionally, families gather together in the kitchen to mix and steam the Christmas pudding Everyone takes a turn to stir the pudding mix and makes a special wish for the year ahead. As stirring the mixture is hard work, it is useful to have all the family taking part.

The Christmas pudding is cooked well in advance of Christmas and then reheated on Christmas day, it became associated with the informal term in Anglican churches for the last Sunday before the season of Advent and gets its name from the beginning of the collect for the day in the Book of Common Prayer,

Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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