Each year, over a five day period, the Ellesmere College Chapel of Saint Oswald King and Martyr, becomes the venue for a series of Candlelit Carol Services. The first of three Services of 9 Lessons and Carols was the Community Carol Service and the fourth is the Lower School Carol Service.
The School's Chapel Choir, conducted by Roger Paul, Director of Music , led the singing with the first verse of the opening hymn, 'Once in Royal David's City', being sung by a soloist. Individual pupils representing their year were selected to read the lessons alongside members of the academic team.
This year a total of £1,352 was collected in the retiring collections and has been distributed to both local and national charities. Hope House and Barnardo, as well as Crisis at Christmas that provide food and shelter for the homeless, destitute and lonely during the Christmas period and Action Medical Research for their 'Touching Tiny Lives' Appeal for research on how to prevent premature births.
19th December 2008 Back to News