Far As the Curse Is Found // Lessons & Carols 2019


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 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.


For an idea of what this service sounds like, visit our Bandcamp page to hear and download previous years’ services for free. To view beautiful photos of the event by Joel Dinkel visit 2017’s gallery.


There are two opportunities to attend Lessons & Carols on Saturday December 14 with services at 2pm and 6pm. Childcare will only be offered at the 2pm 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 8 weeks to 3 years old, please click HERE to register. Registration will remain open until December 8 or until space runs out.


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 place with all proceeds going to Johnson & Wales RUF.