Plymouth Lord Mayor’s Carol Service took place this evening at the Minster Church of St. Andrew. Whilst it was raining outside, inside the warmth of the glowing candles, which had been lit from the Peace Light from Bethlehem delighted.
The Lord Mayor, Michael Wright was accompanied by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, the High Sheriff of Devon and the Recorder of Plymouth.
The service of nine lessons was read from the scriptures by Jeremy Clark, Assistant Organist at St. Andrew’s, Father Sam Philpott, the Lord Mayor’s Chaplin, Rear Admiral C Johnstone, Flag Officer Sea Training, Ms T Lee, Chief Executive Plymouth City Council, Lieutenant Colonel E Dawes, Commanding Officer, 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery, Reverend Steve Nichols, Curate Minister Church of St. Andrew, Judge W Taylor, Recorder of Plymouth and the Lord Mayor.
The collection from the well attended congregation will go to support the Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund, Parkinsons UK.
St. Andrew’s Choir sang a range of Christmas songs and the organ was played by the Assistant Organist Jeremy Clark.
The church was decorated with a tall Christmas tree, flowers and a nativity arrangement.
Armed Forces Day National Events Plymouth Events
SATURDAY 30 JUNE
Day of exhibitions and displays on land, on sea and in the air on Plymouth Hoe with late afternoon and evening entertainment on the Hoe and the Barbican.
It will be followed on the Sunday 1 July with Sea Sunday and churches will come together to remember our seafarers.
Between 10am to 11.30am the annual RAF and Allied Air Forces Monument Service will take place Plymouth Hoe at the war memorial together with the band of the Royal Air Force.
11.15am a thanksgiving service at Sea Sunday service at the Minster Church of St Andrew dedicated to all those who serve in the Royal and Merchant Navies and ‘they that go down to the sea in ships and occupy their business in great waters’ will take place.
At Midday there will be Forces Family Day hosted by the Friends of Devonport Park to celebrate Devonport’s naval and military heritage, including a concert on the new bandstand in Devonport Park, with music provided by the Soundhouse Brass and the Devonport Park Choir together with a wide variety of entertainment and fun activities. Further details