Date published: 11 December 2018
Schoolchildren took centre stage at the Civic Carol Service – marking a wonderful start to Christmas.
All Saints Parish Church in Gainsborough was filled with families and dignitaries to celebrate West Lindsey District Council’s Civic Carol Service.
Children from Parish Church Primary School, in Gainsborough, sang two songs: ‘It was a Starry Night’ and ‘Love Shone Down,’ which was beautifully sung, resonating throughout the church.
The service was conducted by the Chairman’s Chaplain, Reverend David Swannack and guests were invited to sing traditional carols such as:
O Come All Ye Faithful
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
O little Town of Bethlehem
While Shepherds Watched their flocks
Joy To The World
Chairman of the Council, Cllr Pat Mewis welcomed guests to the event and read the first reading. She said: “I would like to thank everyone for making the Civic Carol Service a wonderful evening, especially those who undertook a reading.
“I would extend special thanks to the schoolchildren from Parish Church Primary School who performed beautifully and to all their teachers and family for supporting them on the night.”
The Chairman is raising money to support two charities this year: The St Barnabas Hospice and Barnardo’s.