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The origins of Nine Lessons and Carols

In the late 1870s the Bishop of Truro, Edward White Benson, was discouraged at the high level of drunkenness and the lack of safety in the streets in Truro at Christmas time. He wished to counterbalance the night revelling with … Continue reading

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United by the Christmas Story

The first words spoken in our Carol Service are words of welcome, and encouragement. The words form what is called ‘The Preface’ of the service, and it’s our custom to vary the words slightly each year. Here is what was … Continue reading

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Our community celebrating Christmas hope together

What a wonderful Carol Service! So lovely to see our community so well represented in its diversity, and to be joined by the story of Christ’s coming at Christmas. Here are some comments of people who came: For me something … Continue reading

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