Date published: 06 December 2019
Melodic voices and heartfelt readings set a festive scene in beautiful Hackthorn church last night.
Cllr Steve England, Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, welcomed delegates from across Lincolnshire to the Civic Carol service at St Michael’s Church in Hackthorn.
The service was led by Reverend Adam Watson from Welton St Mary’s Church and included readings from John Burke, Deputy Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Ian Knowles, Executive Director of West Lindsey District Council and Cllr Mrs Susan Waring, Chairman of North Kesteven District Council.
Amongst the carols and readings the congregation were also treated to renditions of ‘The very best time of year’ and ‘White winter hymnal’ from the William Farr School Choir, led by their Head of Music, Clea Prentice.
Following the service the congregation and councillors met at Hackthorn village hall for a drinks reception where the Chairman thanked those involved for their work.
He said: “I would like to thank my Chaplain, Reverend Adam Watson, for conducting the service, the very talented children from William Farr School choir, Rod Callow for playing the organ, those who kindly undertook a reading and everyone who offered their assistance with the preparation for this evening’s service.”
The setting for the service was important to Cllr England and he felt that the beautiful church at Hackthorn was ideal.
Cllr England said: “Finally I’d like to thank the people of Hackthorn and this lovely church who have been so welcoming and helpful, I am very grateful for all that they have done.“
Donations taken at the service totalled £266 which will be split evenly between the Church and Cllr England’s chosen Charity; Food In School Holidays.