Community invited to join annual St Catherine’s Hospice carol service

Reading: Stephen Greenhalgh, chief exec
Reading: Stephen Greenhalgh, chief exec
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An annual Christmas carol service organised by St Catherine’s Hospice will be held in the community this weekend.

The event takes place at St Saviour’s Church in Church Road, Bamber Bridge, on Sunday at 4pm.

It includes seven lessons read by various hospice staff and supporters, accompanied by traditional Christmas carols. A special Christmas message from staff, volunteers and patients will also be played on a big screen.

The event is free, but there will be a collection for the St Saviour’s Building Fund.

Afterwards there will be tea, coffee and mince pies for guests.

Cheryl Scott, family support manager at St Catherine’s who has organised the event, encouraged people to come along.

“We hope lots of people from the community will join us for this festive event,” she said.

The concert begins at 4pm at St Saviour’s Church, Church Road, PR5 6EP.

The hospice’s chief executive Stephen Greenhalgh and Chariman of the board Cliff Hughes will be doing a reading each.

St Catherine’s Hospice Care is an adult hospice serving people from Chorley, Longridge, Preston and South Ribble. It provides specialised palliative and end of life care for people living with conditions that can be treated but not cured.

It costs around £5m to run the hospice each year.