14 Dec St George’s Church Telford hosts ‘Together at Christmas’ Community Carol Service
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire was delighted to host a special ‘Together at Christmas’ Community Carol service at St George’s Church Telford last night to celebrate our local community heroes from throughout the County. The service was supported by The Royal Foundation, and was part of a family of community carol services happening across the UK in December, including The Princess of Wales’ carol service at Westminster Abbey which will take place on the 15th December.
The service at St George’s, Telford shone a spotlight on the unsung heroes in the county and highlight the power of human connection and comfort in bringing people together during the Christmas period. It was a night of festive cheer and joy, with pupils from St George’s Primary School singing carols.
The carol service was attended by a range of deserving guests from throughout Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin. The event served as an opportunity to thank those who lead with empathy, compassion and kindness in their communities. Elements of the Westminster Abbey service will also be featured in the event.
Anna Turner, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire said: “Shropshire is full of wonderful volunteers who serve their local communities. This special carol service shone a light on the value of all our volunteers and give the opportunity to thank individuals and organisations for all they do, not only at Christmas but throughout the year.”
These services have been supported by the Genesis Foundation, Tesco and Hobbycraft.
Jonathan Taylor, Managing Director Large Stores at Tesco, said: “We’re really excited to be able to support the Together at Christmas community carol services. Our stores are working hard this Christmas to support local communities and help to spread some Christmas cheer.”
Dominic Jordan, the CEO at Hobbycraft comments: “We are delighted and very proud to be supporting the Together at Christmas community carol services this year. The Hobbycraft store in the local area is providing craft kits for children to enjoy.”
The carol service at Westminster Abbey will be broadcast as part of Royal Carols: Together At Christmas, a special programme airing on ITV1 on Christmas Eve.
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