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St George's Anglican Church's annual carols festival will go ahead

STILL ON: There may have been no Carols by Candlelight in Cooke Park this year but St George's Anglican Church is able to proceed with its Nine Lessons and Carols festival. Photo: Jenny Kingham
STILL ON: There may have been no Carols by Candlelight in Cooke Park this year but St George's Anglican Church is able to proceed with its Nine Lessons and Carols festival. Photo: Jenny Kingham

The annual festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at St George's Anglican Church has received great news in recent days that the people attending will be able to sing along with many great carols and songs of the festive season.

Held each year just the Sunday before Christmas, the service blends together ancient carols and modern worship songs as those who attend celebrate the birth of their saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ. And for many, this service marks the start of the Christmas season.

The festival blends traditional readings that reveal God's plan for the salvation of the world with music and carols, plus a startling visual display.

In past years there have been visiting musicians from Sydney, however with the year that we have had, there is a concentration on local talent, with Keola Aho, accompanied by Joseph Tanswell, providing a stunning performance, along with regular A Capella vocal group Tapestry who will perform some Australian carols.

The night (this Sunday, December 20) commences at 7.30pm and as there are limited numbers available, it is requested that those wishing to attend please call the church on 6862 1868 or register through the Anglican Parish of Parkes Facebook page or website (parkesanglican.org).

With the cancellation of Carols by Candlelight this year, this will be a great opportunity for people to get involved.

As a recommendation, those over 12 years of age may wish to wear a mask if singing.

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