Normally Crowborough Town Council hold a Carol Service at All Saints Church. This year because of Covid-19 (like lots of things) it has gone virtual.
The service is a combination of readings by Town Councillors and members of local community groups; carols song by the All Saints Church Choir and organist; performances by students; and prayers by Reverend Steve Rees. The words of the carols and prayers appear on screen. It also includes excerpts from Beacon Academy’s Carol Concert.
The video starts with a welcome from Mayor Cllr Greg Rose:
Welcome to this virtual Civic Carol Concert.
In these unprecedented times, at Crowborough Town Council we wanted to continue with a long tradition of holding a Carol Concert to kick-off the festive season.
When so many people are restricted to their homes, and with the majority of festive events that we’ve all come accustomed to being cancelled, I hope this will bring some traditional festive cheer into your homes.
I wish you all a Very merry Christmas and good health to you and your loved ones
|Welcome by Mayor, Cllr Greg Rose||0:05|
|Once in Royal David’s City||0:47|
|Isaiah prophesies the birth of Christ read by Isobel, Crowborough Girlguides||4:30|
|Poetry readings by students of Ashdown Primary School. A Friend’s Greeting by Edgar Guest and My Christmas Wish For You|
by Ruth Kephart
|Jesus is born in Bethlehem read by Noeleen Carpenter, Ditch the Slippers||8:47|
|The Shepherds are told of the Savour’s birth read by Cllr Matthew Street||12:28|
|The following excerpts from Beacon Academy’s Carol Concert (click on the link to watch the whole thing on their website)|
|Welcome from the Student Leadership Team||14:20|
|Deck the Halls played by Theo on the piano||17:09|
|Jingle Bell Rock performed by Paula, Mekhai & Jay Jay||19:04|
|White Christmas performed by Tilly||21:19|
|In the Bleak Midwinter||25:45|
|The Wise Men find the promised King read by Freya Taylor, Crowborough Scouts||29:15|
|Unto us a child is born performed by Sir Henry Fermor Primary School (along with a selection of artworks)||30:56|
|Jesus is God come to Earth read by Mayor Cllr Greg Rose||35:04|
|Address and Prayers||36:43|
|The First Nowell||42:09|