Plymouth Lord Mayor’s Carol Service 2012

St Andrew's Church, Plymouth, Devon

St Andrew’s Church, Plymouth, Devon

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.

Candles at St Andrew's

Candles lit with the Peace light from Bethlehem.

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.

Minster Church of St. Andrew Candle Ring

Minster Church of St Andrew Candle Ring

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.

Christmas Tree St. Andrew's 2012

Christmas Tree St. Andrew’s 2012

Pavilions Facelift

Plymouth Argyle owner James Brent agreed with Plymouth City Council for the £83m investment in the city’s Pavilions site and Brent’s Five Directions Ltd (FDL) business will take over the existing ice rink and arena facilities in October. Full Story

Plymouth Pavillions Facelift

Plymouth Pavilions Facelift

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Do not to go in the water as there is an algal bloom, Plymouth City Council have identified 12 species of algae on the Hoe Foreshore, within Plymouth’s Breakwater. It is naturally occurring and some strains could be harmful to marine life and dogs should be kept out of the water if there was scum on it. Story here