Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

by 3arn0wl

The poetry of the Collect from the book of Common Prayer at Matins, served as a timely reminder to the congregation of the Hallowed Prostitute to get cracking on their Figgy Puddings.

Fruit and breadcrumbs and eggs and suet and sugar and spices and treacle and stout were all mixed together.

And Wishes were made.

Sixpences – from a time when money was made of silver, not plastic – were wrapped up in foil and placed in the mixture.

And pudding basins, full of Winter goodness, were steamed.

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