Great Yarmouth Minster opens door to all for annual civic carol service
Everyone is invited to join in with Great Yarmouth's civic carol service, which is being held at Great Yarmouth Minster, on Monday, December 9. Doors open at 5.30pm with the service scheduled to start at 6.30pm.
Carols in the Minster is a yearly event organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and is a free-of-charge sing-along service. The aim of the event is to help spread some festive cheer in the community, as well as raise funds for the Minister and the mayor's charities.
The service, which will also include prayers and readings, will be led by the Rev Canon Simon Ward, of Great Yarmouth Minster. Once the service itself is complete, it will be followed by some festive refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies.
Though both the service and refreshments are completely free, donations are appreciated. Any donations received will be split between the Minster and the mayor's charities.
Cllr Michael Jeal, the mayor, said: "The civic carol service began in 2009 and has always proved popular, with around 500 people attending each year. After the success of recent events such as the Christmas Market, I hope the festivities can continue in high spirits with hundreds of people turning up to support local worthy causes."