Church appeal for gingerbread houses

Belhelvie Church
Belhelvie Church

Belhelvie Church is looking for donations of gingerbread houses in order to form a gingerbread village in the church hall.

The church is encouraging folk to get together and bake a gingerbread house at home to bring along to the hall tomorrow (Saturday) so they can be assembled into a village, complete with train sets.

Those heading along will be treated to carols and Christmas songs as well as mulled wine and mince pies.

Paul McKeown of Belhelvie Church said: "The inspiration came from videos and photos I’ve seen online of much bigger events in Bergen, and also in Germany where gingerbread is a big thing.

"It’s also picking up on the Danish idea of ‘hygge’ which is getting a lot of press these days – the idea of cosiness and companionship to warm the heart on these long, cold winter nights."

Those looking to provide a gingerbread house are asked to bring their creations to The Forsyth Hall (between Balmedie and Belhelvie) from 1:30-3:30pm on Saturday (December 10) with the grand opening of the gingerbread village scheduled for 4pm.