There are many carol services to choose from in central London this month. Indeed the number seems to grow each year despite our more secular society.
At St Paul’s Covent Garden the acting profession has its own carol service organised by the Actors’ Church Union at 5pm on Wednesday 8 December. This early date allows for those in panto to attend before rehearals start.
The Daily Telegraph carol service at St Bride’s, the journalists’ church, on Thursday 9 December at 12.30pm is open to all.
The main Nine Lessons and Carols service at St Bride’s is on Sunday 19 December at 6.30pm.
There is a candlelit carol Service at St Mary-at-Hill at 6pm on both Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 December.
Southwark Cathedral‘s very popular candle light carol service is on Sunday 19 December at 6.30pm and again on the following Wednesday evening at 6.30pm.
The City’s international population is reflected in several services.
All Hallows-by-the-Tower is staging festival of French carols called Noel Noel at 6pm on Monday 20 January in addition to its traditional service of carols by candlelight on Tuesday 16 December at 6pm.
On Christmas Eve Estonian carols will be sung at 1pm followed by Latvian at 3pm at St Anne & St Agnes Church in Gresham Street, EC2.