Festival of Nine Lessons

A Community Christmas Carol Service:

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight


Followed by mulled wine and sweetmeats

5.30pm Sunday 16 December: St Mary & St John

It is wonderful to be sharing with the whole community for our Christmas Carol Service this year, together with the Cowley Road Works who arrange the carnival. There will be a variety of refugee and asylum groups helping us to celebrate.



This service of lessons, choir carols, and congregational singing was devised in the 19th century by the Bishop of Truro, and became popular all over the British Isles, and later the world, when the BBC began broadcasting a form of it annually from King’s College, Cambridge.



Bring your own candle if you like, or pick one up at the door.


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