Carols by candlelight back for another year

Aglow: A previous Carols by Candlelight service

Aglow: A previous Carols by Candlelight service

The annual Evening Post Carols by Candlelight service is set to take place next week.

The BBC’s Young Chorister of the Year, Louisa Stirland, will take centre stage at St John’s Minster on Church Street, Preston, on Wednesday December 18.

LEP associate editor, Mike Hill, said: “The Evening Post is proud to be involved in such a fantastic occasion each year.

“The Carols by Candlelight service is a great tradition and it is always wonderful to see so many people filling the Minster.”

The evening, starting at 7pm, will be led by Vicar of Preston, Fr Timothy Lipscomb and will also feature the Company of Voyces, Preston Community Choir and Lea Endowed School Choir, alongside Bible readings.

The High Sheriff of Lancashire and the Mayor of Preston Coun Veronica Afrin will be among the guests.

Poundbakery will provide mince pies afterwards.

This year, our chosen charity is Preston Guild Link, which aims to help people seeking funding to put on sport and arts events at the next Preston Guild.

Also, tonight a production of the children’s opera Amahl and the Night Visitors will take place at the Minster at 5pm.

The story of the Three Wise Men on their journey to visit the infant Jesus is designed for families and the event is a memorial concert to the late Rosemary Jolly MBE, of Preston parish Arts and Education Trust.

Tickets are available at the door and refreshments will be provided afterwards.




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