Far As the Curse Is Found // Lessons & Carols 2018

WHAT IT IS

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 use a similar liturgy and make it our own. It has become an immensely festive and worshipful occasion, as well as an exhibition of artistry, musicianship, decoration and food.

RECORDING & PHOTOGRAPHY

For an idea of what this service sounds like, visit our Bandcamp page to hear and download previous years’ services for free. To view the unbelievably beautiful photos shot by Joel Dinkel visit last year’s gallery.

CHILDCARE

There are two opportunities to attend Lessons & Carols on December 9, at 4pm and 7pm. Childcare will only be offered at the 4pm service (by reservation only), and our desire is to offer this earlier service for the convenience of families with children. To reserve a spot or spots for your children 3 and under, please click HERE and register by December 2, at which point registration closes for L&C.

RECEPTION

A reception will follow both services downstairs in the cafe with lots of food, drink and fellowship. All artwork for the service will be on display and a silent blind auction will take with all proceeds going to Johnson & Wales RUF.

SPREAD THE WORD

Click here to download a PDF that has resources you can share. Embedded in the PDF are graphics and links. Send it to anyone you’d like to invite!