Choirs at fund-raising carol service

St Michael's Church, Alnwick
St Michael's Church, Alnwick

Alnwick’s annual Civic Christmas Carol Service will take place on Wednesday at St Michael’s Church.

Organised by Alnwick Town Council, the carol service is held in support of a local charity chosen by the Mayor of Alnwick.

This year’s charity is the Stephen Carey Fund – the 2014 Jam Jar Army beneficiary, which aims to improve the awareness of emergency first-aid skills in addition to improving the provision of life-saving equipment, including installing public-access defibrillators across Northumberland.

Mayor Bill Grisdale said: “The carol service is one of the highlights of the civic calendar.

“With a mix of traditional carols and readings, not to forget the Christmas tree, it’s a great family night out and I’m sure everyone will leave with a real feeling of Christmas.

“I’m also pleased to have local choirs taking part in the service this year: Bailiffgate Singers, the Duchess’s Community High School Choir and Swansfield Park First School choir.”

Everyone is welcome at the 7pm service, which will be followed by refreshments in the church.