The Big Christmas Carol Service

12th December 2020
Will be aired at 18:00, 12th December, but will be available to view for the whole festive season
Free - donations welcome
Virtual event:
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The CCT, in association with the Royal School of Church Music, is excited to bring you “The Big Christmas Carol Service” with a very special introduction from our President, HRH the Prince of Wales.

This year, more than ever, with families separate and Carol Services not happening in their traditional form, we are delighted to share this opportunity to join with singers and choirs nationally and across the world on Saturday, 12 December at 6.00pm.

Recorded in the beautiful All Saints’ church, Cambridge, music will include well-known and much loved favourites, as well as approachable new carols. Please do check out the trailer below for taste of what to expect on the night:

The Big Christmas Carol Service Trailer

The service will be led by the Chair of the RSCM, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall and there will be readings and contributions from some very special guests including: The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Rt Revd Rowan Williams (former Archbishop of Canterbury), Alexander Armstrong and Timothy Bentinck (‘David Archer’).  Music will include John Rutter conducting one of his own carols.

"We hope this service will be an opportunity, via the internet, to bring friends and families across the world together in celebration and joy at this challenging time. Although we cannot be together in the same place, we can all sing together to celebrate Christmas." - Peter Aiers, CCT Chief Executive

This event is free and will be available on our Facebook page and YouTube channel for the whole of the Christmas period. If you enjoy the service please consider making a donation on this page to support the work of CCT and RSCM. All donations will be shared evenly between both charities.

To help you sing along the RSCM have also produced both downloadable and printed music packs which are available to purchase. For more information about the music packs and their work, please visit their website.

For any question regarding The Big Christmas Carol Service, do not hesitate to get in touch with us by email at [email protected], or by phone on 0800 206 1463.


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