St Nicholas with one of his helpers

St Nicholas with one of his helpers

Photo: St. Mary the Virgin Parish Church, 2004

St. Mary the Virgin Parish Church

Finedon, Northamptonshire, England

Sunday Worship

After processing, St Nicholas is given a place of honour in the sanctuary. The sermon tells the story of the good saint in relation to the Gospel for the day. At the Communion St Nicholas stands together with his helpers at the high altar to give a bag of gold chocolate coins to each person who comes to receive the sacrament or a blessing. If they remove their shoes a bag is placed in each shoe!
St Nicholas with basket of gold coins to distribute
St Nicholas with one of his helpers
St NIcholas and his helpers waiting to join the introit procession
Receiving chocolate coins after coming forward for Communion—these girls have taken off their shoes, so they are getting two bags!