Mayor's Christmas Carol Service

Award-winning Twyford Gospel Choir centre stage with other young londoners


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The Gospel Choir from Twyford Church of England Secondary School in Acton will join young people from across the capital join event at Southwark Cathedral including Scouts, Girl Guides, Sea Cadets, Police Cadets and Air Training Corps

The positive contribution young Londoners make to the communities in which they live is a special focus of this year's Christmas carol service being hosted by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson at Southwark Cathedral on Monday 13 December. Young readers from the Scouts, Girl Guides, Sea Cadets, Police Cadets and the Air Training Corps will join other members of the public for the annual event, now in its third year, including representatives from businesses, community organisations and faith groups.The choirs singing during the service will be the talented Maria Fidelis Convent School Gospel Choir from Camden, who are this year's winners of the BBC's Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year accolade, and Twyford Gospel Choir from Acton, who won the prestigious award in 2009.

The Mayor will also give a reading, as will Chair of the London Assembly, Dee Doocey. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: 'Christmas is an opportunity to reflect, not just on what has happened over the past year, but to look to the lessons of faith, hope and of giving to be found in the Nativity. The young people taking part in this year's carol service show there is much to be hopeful for, each making a positive contribution and giving something to the community. So let's also reflect on what these young people are doing to make the world a better place and look to the future with optimism. 'To Londoners and people of all faiths everywhere, my best wishes for the season.' Londoners of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to attend the Mayor's Christmas carol service.


Event:          Mayor's Christmas carol service
Date:           Monday 13 December 2010
Time:           7pm-8pm
Venue:          Southwark Cathedral, Montague Close, London SE1 9DA
Entry:          FREE – on first come first served basis. Email

December 11, 2010