Sunday 22 November 2015

Stir-up Sunday

The opening words of The Book of Common Prayer for the Sunday before Advent are 'Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord'.  These words were interpreted by churchgoers as a reminder to make the Christmas pudding.

The tradition dates from Victorian times when the family gathered together and each took a turn at stirring the pudding and making a wish.

There is a sense of satisfaction in laying away tasty delicacies to be enjoyed in few weeks from now.  


  1. DELICIOUS!! For many years I've made a traditional Christmas cake, but not a pudding, as I don't care much for the steamed puddings. This year in a rare move, since we'll be away for Christmas, I've not made a cake... Maybe for the New Year. ;) ((HUGS))

  2. Oh, lovely - I wrote a post about Stir up Sunday too. I love to make a cake and pudding and this year feel I did it on the right day:)