Vote for your favourite Christmas carols at Broad Street Methodist Church in Spalding
Singing has long been a part of Christmas - and one church is asking people to vote for their top ten carols to be sung this Christmas Eve.
Broad Street Methodist Church, in Spalding, launches its annual Christmas Tree Festival from Saturday (November 30), and to tie in with the theme, wants to find out people’s favourite carols.
They may include ‘Away in a Manger’, ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’, ‘Good King Wenceslas Looked Out,’ or ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.’
David Baldwin is involved in the running of the Christmas Tree Festival with his wife Jane, and also the ‘Carolcade’. He said: “The festival runs throughout December and we have around 20 trees decorated by the local schools. My wife and I tend to organise the trees.
“The theme is reflecting on the meaning of Christmas and the importance of music at Christmas.
“We have 30 carols and are asking people to choose their top ten. Those top ten will be sung at the service of Christmas Eve (at 7.30pm), led by the Rev Alan Barker and he will interlink the carols into the service.”
The church is open for viewing of the trees from Saturday from 10am until 2pm and people can pick up a leaflet in the church and return it by Tuesday, December 17, with their top carols.
If their favourite carol is not included on the list to choose from, then they can add it on and it might end up on the list of favourites.
When visiting the church to see the trees, people can also bring a donation of food or money, which will go towards the Agape Care Foodbank charity.
The opening times to visit the trees throughout December can be found on the church website at: www.broadstreetmethodistchurch.co.uk
On Sunday (December 1), worship is at 10.30am, with a Christingle service at 4pm. The Mirinesse Singers perform on Saturday, 14 at 7pm.
More by this authorZoe Myall