A Festival of Lessons and Carols 2015

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

In 1918, Eric Milner-White, the Dean of Kings College in Cambridge, England designed a Christmas Eve service incorporating traditional Christmas carols and hymns, with a fixed liturgy of nine scripture lessons to be read aloud. His was an adaptation of an order he discovered by the Arch-bishop of Canterbury, 38 years prior.

Each year on the evening of the Third Sunday of Advent, our tradition is to employ this same liturgy and make it our own. It has become an immensely festive and worshipful occasion, as well as an exhibition of artistry, musicianship and decoration.

There are two opportunities to attend L&C on December 13; services are at 4pm and 7pm. Childcare will only be offered at the 4pm service (and only by reservation), and our desire is to offer this earlier service for the convenience of families with children.

Registration for Lessons & Carols childcare is now closed. If you would like to be put on our waitlist we will make every effort to accommodate you, but this is dependent on cancellations and finding additional sitters.

To register for the waitlist, please click HERE.

A reception will follow both services downstairs in the cafe with lots of food, drink and fellowship. We hope to see you there to celebrate the coming of the Light of the World!