Glad tidings of comfort and joy... at Civic Carol Service
Bridge Street Methodist was host to a large congregation last night (Wednesday 10 December) as Mansfield District Council held its annual Civic Carol Service.
Mansfield's Executive Mayor, Tony Egginton and Mansfield District Council's Managing Director, Ruth Marlow, both gave readings at the service. Mayor Egginton also led the congregation in the civic prayers.
Hopkins Solicitors Blidworth Welfare Band led the assembled congregation in a selection of well-known and well-loved carols and Bridge Street Guides added to the festive spirit with a selection of favourite Christmas songs.
The collection at the service raised £400 and will be donated to the Mansfield Winter Night Shelter, which opens on 19 December at Nottingham Road Methodist Church Hall, off Bath Street in the town.
Mayor Egginton commented: "The Civic Carol Service is one of the highlights of the civic calendar."
"It was a really lovely service and I would like to send my thanks to all of those who came along to learn and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas."
"I would like to extend special thanks to the Revd Paul Hill and our friends at Bridge Street Methodist Church for hosting the event."