Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday 16th December at 6.00pm
Lessons and Carols had its origin at Truro Cathedral in England on Christmas Eve 1880, when a service of scripture and supporting carols was developed by the Bishop of Truro, F.W. Benson. Thirty-eight years later in 1918 this format was adapted for Christmas Eve at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England. It has grown in popularity over the years and is now celebrated in cathedrals and small churches throughout the world. The heart of the service continues to this day — that is, the retelling of the Christian’s story of faith from the fall of Adam to the coming of the Word Incarnate.