But at least they were early for church:
It’s one of the oldest celebrations in the world and has drawn visitors to Stonehenge for centuries.
But 300 pagans were left red-faced yesterday after they arrived at the prehistoric monument a day early for the winter solstice.
The crowd had met at the mystical site in Wiltshire to mark the shortest day of the year, normally December 21, but this year the solstice did not become official until the early hours of this morning.
So they were forced to spend a cold night shivering outside in their full-length cloaks.
Rowan Williams wasn’t there – no, really, he wasn’t.