Greeting parishioners with the Boy Bishop

Greeting parishioners with the Boy Bishop

St. Matthew's Church, Bayswater

London (Westminster), England

2010

Visit of St. Nicholas

The real St. Nicholas visited the regular Sunday Eucharist. The congregation and local schools gave individual wrapped Christmas gifts that were blessed and later delivered to be shared with needy children. St. Nicholas was accompanied by a Nicholas or Boy Bishop, echoing a custom that was popular in the late middle ages.
Greeting parishioners with the Boy Bishop
St. Nicholas and Boy Bishop enter
St. Nicholas pays homage to the Crib
Treats to be shared!