The Syro-Malabar community in the different centres in the diocese of Shrewsbury celebrated with great enthusiasm. The community at Stockport started the liturgical services at 4.00 pm in St Peters Church Hazel Grove.
The Christmas celebrations in St Antony's Church Wythenshawe commenced at 8.00 pm. Rev.Dr Lonappan Arangassery officiated at the liturgical service. the holy Qurbana was followed by carol singing by catechism students and Mathruvedi. After the carol Santa clause visited and distributed sweets to children and cut the cake with the chaplain and was distributed to all. The children exchanged their gifts with their secret friends. Mathruvedi organised Christmas tree and cake auction.