Norwich church filled with festive spirit for Evening News Carols for Christmas service

Evening News Carols for Christmas service at St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich.December 2016.Picture

Evening News Carols for Christmas service at St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich.December 2016.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

One of the city's oldest churches was filled with festive cheer and seasonal song for a special candlelit event.

Evening News Carols for Christmas service at St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich.December 2016.Picture

Evening News Carols for Christmas service at St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich.December 2016.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Hundreds of people gathered at St Peter Mancroft Church tonight to take part in the Evening News Carols for Christmas service.

The historic building was illuminated in a gentle glow as each guest was handed a candle to hold throughout the evening.

And it was the angelic voices of the church's choir which began the service, with a rendition of Once in Royal David's City.

As with previous years, the service raised funds for the Mancroft Advice Project (MAP), a charity which offers support and advice to young people.


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The audience members joined in to sing several carols during the night, and bible passages were read out by guests including Barbara Miller, vice chair of MAP, and Simon Wright, chief executive of Nelson's Journey.

Evening News editor David Powles said: 'We were delighted to host the Evening News Carols for Christmas Concert, which as always was a perfect way to get the festive season up and running.

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'The Mancroft Advice Project does so much good work in the city so I was really happy people were prepared to dig so deeply for them.'

Last week saw the EDP's own carol service take place inside the stunning 15th century setting of St Andrew's Hall.

All proceeds from last night's event will go towards the Mancroft Advice Project.

For more information about the charity, visit www.map.uk.net

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