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Light party an alternative to Halloween
2:10pm Thursday 8th November 2012 in News
CANDLES were lit by youngsters at a church’s light party organised as an alternative to Halloween.
Children enjoyed apple bobbing, painting and a bouncy castle at St Luke’s Church in Canning Crescent, South Oxford, on Monday.
Billie-Jo Bourton, 13, from South Oxford, enjoyed the celebration. She said: “We just played some games.Because we are a church we don’t want to celebrate Halloween because it is dark.”
Vicar Jane Sherwood said the party was organised to reclaim All Hallows’ Eve as a festival of light.
Youngsters also took part in a chocolate money hunt in the church garden.