It was a big disappointment for many people that we have decided to cancel the Carol Service this year in order not to risk spreading the COVID-19 virus. If you would still like to join with us in preparing for Christmas with readings and carols, you can do so by watching this video, which we’ve prepared. Feel free to sing along at home. If you watch at 5pm on Sunday 19<sup>th</sup> December, you can be confident that others from the St Luke’s family will be watching along with you – or you can choose a time that suits you. If you can’t get to visit friends or family this year, why not agree a time when you’ll watch it together over the internet?
We are grateful to the choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields for the choral singing at the beginning and the end and to Christian BSL for recording most of the carols.
The reader is Judy Ford. I’m sorry that there wasn’t time to organise a range of different readers, as we would normally do. As always, we are grateful to all those people who volunteered to read at the in-person carol service, which will not now go ahead.