Lessons & Carols Service

December 20, 2020

Join us 10 10:30 AM for this service based on the Service of Lessons and Carols, which was first drawn up by E.W. Benson, later Bishop of Canterbury, for use in the Cathedral at Truro. It was adapted from ancient sources as a Christmas Eve service and was first celebrated at 10 pm on Christmas Eve 1880. It was later modified for use at King’s College in Cambridge, in 1918, by its then Dean, Reverend Eric Milner-White. The service joins scripture texts from the whole breadth of God’s word that speak of the coming of the Christ-child, with carols that highlight the themes found in those texts. This service has been and continues to be used with some variation all over the world.