St John's College Oxford

Twinkle, twinkle, Christmas stars

Date 7 December 2017

Christmas came early when children from the Bainton Road Nursery visited College on 5 December.

Nursery visit, Xmas 2017Visitors to College might have been forgiven for thinking that admission candidates were getting younger and younger when a group of two- and three-year olds from the Bainton Road Nursery visited the chapel to decorate a small Christmas tree. The tree, now adorned with the children’s glittery stars, Christmas stockings and paper chains, is in pride of place.

The Chaplain, Revd. Dr. Elizabeth Macfarlane, said:

‘It was great to have some of the youngest members of the College community decorating their tree in chapel.  Their singing of Christmas songs made my week – the choir had better look to their laurels!’

Bainton Road Nursery offers childcare to up to 26 babies and young children of College and University staff and students. Located beside St John’s Sports Ground off Bainton Road in north Oxford, the Nursery incorporates a range of state-of-the-art facilities while being homely, warm and welcoming for babies and young children up to the age of five.

Twinkle, twinkle, Christmas stars