Advent Day 13 - Carol service

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we are having to do many things.  One of the Christmas activities missing this year is attending a carol service, as congregational singing is not permitted and churches must still adhere to social distancing which limits numbers able to attend.
As we won't be able to hold our usual Carols by Candlelight at St Mark's, we will be holding Carols from the Comfort of your Home on Zoom at 6pm on Christmas Eve.  You can find more details on the Christmas Eve page

This year The Institute for Cancer Research, who have a campus with state of the art, high-tech facilities in Sutton, held their annual Carol Concert virtually from the chapel of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and includes a reading by Eddie Redmayne. You can listen to it by following the link.
Carols from Chelsea - The Institute of Cancer Research, London (

Timings for the items in the service
1:34    Carol :   Stille Nacht
3:58    Reading:  Luke 2.1,3-7 read by a Chelsea Pensioner
4:53    Carol:  n the Bleak Mid Winter
9:24    Reading by Eddie Redmayne:  A New Nativity by Alan Titchmarsh
13:00   Carol: Joy Seven
16:05   Carol: Hark the Herald Angels Sing
19:12   In Dulci Jubilo - organ.  JS Bach