Sounds of celebration
I was at Holy Trinity Church on Roper Avenue, attending the Christmas Carol Service of my church, enjoying the service as I always do. Listening to the choir singing Christmas carols from around the word – Holland, Czech, Scotland, France, Ukraine, Germany and West India – there were lessons between each carol and final prayers and blessing given by Rev. Neil Gray.
Then the whole congregation sang the hymn, The Virgin Mary.
When the service was finished by the choir of 16 men and women, under the leadership of Lynne Francis, the whole congregation clapped their hands to thank the choir and church organist Ülo Valdma in appreciation of the wonderful music and singing.
Ernie Avory, Surrey