Friday, 16 December 2011

Carol Concert

I am preparing for a Carol Concert in church tomorrow - Saturday 17th December at 7.30pm.

Yes, I know - carols shouldn't be heard BEFORE Christmas but at least we have reached the 17th and the immediate run-up. Part of the idea is that people can invite the lapsed and non-Christians to a format that is more "concert" than "service" as a non-threatening way of at least getting people through the door! I heard a piece on the "Today" programme on Radio 4 this week that carol concerts in non-church venues were more popular than ever - apparently, people like to sing carols but are not so keen on the church and religion bit!

There will be mulled wine and mince pies afterwards in the Pope John Paul Room and a collection for the Order of St Lazarus' work contributing to a leper hospice in Sri Lanka under the care of Cardinal Ranjith).

Anyway, all are welcome - so this is in the way of an invitation to anyone who might be able to get here. Our visiting choir - the Elizabethan Singers - raise money for a good cause each Christmas and have very generously given their time and talents to us this year. Thank you to them.

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