December 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
All welcome to attend the Guild Carol Service this year held at Kenwyn and we’re extremely excited to welcome Bishop Philip!
Kenwyn Church bells were refurbished earlier this year (£20,000) appeal, and have been ringing again since July.
There will be general ringing from 4.00-5.00pm on 11th December with tea and cake available.
At 5.00pm there will be a “Nine Lessons and Carols” type service, and we’re anticipating that Bishop Philip will offer a short homily and prayers of thanksgiving/re-dedication for the work to the bells.
The Service will be followed by mulled apple juice and mince pies.
All very welcome to attend, please do come along.
Norman Mattingley, Kenwyn Tower Captain writes…
“There will be refreshments , tea/coffee cake etc (but not a ringers tea) from about 4.00 pm (designed for those who have spent the afternoon shopping in town) and mince pies are to be served after the service with mulled apple juice. I understand that some Guild members are planning to bring their own ‘fortification’ to add to the apple juice but that is entirely unofficial. The Diocesan Bishop who is also the Patron of our Guild is to be at the service but he has also expressed a wish to meet the ringers and the opportunity is possibly there with either cake or mince pie in hand. Bribes for introductions may be the custom in other parts of society but regretfully not with us. I suspect a donation plate may be found somewhere!
There will be ringing both before and after the service so that we may all impress the Bishop with our talents and it is our wish that if you have not ‘tried’ our refurbished bells, you take this opportunity to have a ring.
It would be lovely if we could get volunteers from all districts to read very short lessons as part of the service. Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to read one – there are six to read in total!
Please come along and join in. We expect you to enjoy it. It will be so much better if we are able to fill the church.”