Friday 15th December Carol Service

Medway Yacht Club Carol Service 15th December 2023 beginning at 7 pm

Location: St Philip and St James Church, Upnor.  

Order of Service

Welcome – The Rev’d Nicholas Cooper, Vicar of St Philip and St James Church, Upnor

Introduction, Prayer and Lord’s Prayer led by The Rev’d Keith McNicol

Carol: Once in Royal David’s City – Carol 19 vv 1,2

The Story – The Fall and God’s gift of hope in Abraham

Reading: Isaiah 9, 2-7 Read by Wendy Howland

Carol: It came upon the midnight clear – Carol 14

The Story – The need for light in darkness and the gift of peace in the midst of war

Reading: Luke 1, 26-38 Read by Catherine Gore

Carol: O little town of Bethlehem – Carol 1

The Story – Human hope even in the times of violence and terror

Reading: Luke 2, 1-7 Read by Roger Best

Carol: Away in a manger – Carol 6

The Story – The Gospel writers tell of the poorest of the poor and the foreigner as the first people to worship the Child of Peace

Reading: Luke 2, 8-20 Read by Philip Clarabut

Carol: In the bleak midwinter – Carol 2

The Story – But even extremely high profile foreigners have to avoid the politically corrupt, such as King Herod

Reading: Matthew 2, 1-15 Read by Fiona Blair

Carol: We three kings of orient are – Carol 21

Prayers led by The Rev’d Keith McNicol

Reading: John 1:1-14 read by The Rev’d Keith McNicol

Carol: O come, all ye faithful (vv1-3) – Carol 12

Blessing from The Rev’d Nicholas Cooper

Food in the Galley after the service

Supper time: from 8pm.

Food: Fish Pie or Lasagne with a Dessert

Price: £16.00pp

Payment: On the night in the Galley