Carols at the Custom House in King’s Lynn

Carols were sung around the Christmas tree in the Custom Huse in King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher

Carols were sung around the Christmas tree in the Custom Huse in King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

There was a very festive atmosphere Saturday morning with carols being sung around the Christmas tree.

The King's Lynn Minster's congregation choir gathered on the steps of the building's historic staircase to perform the songs that help everyone get into the spirit of Christmas.

Among the carols that were sung around the stunning 9ft tree were 'Away in a Manger' and 'While Shepherds Watched'.

Members of the public were also invited to participate in the singing, listen to the music or enjoy a festive mince pie.

Afterwards Canon Christopher Ivory, the vicar of King's Lynn Minster, released a short Christmas message.

He said: 'When Jesus was born, there were conflicts and wars; the land was under the occupation of the Roman army and the people terrorised.

'Not so very different from the world today, then and now, this is the world into which God comes to share our life and to show us his way of reconciliation, love and peace.

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'God made us to love us and proved his love by living our life, and showing us how to love one another – and that is the only hope there is for the world.

'But there could be no greater hope – so have a very happy Christmas!'