15th December 2016
The Senior Department, Prep 5 and 6, Parents, Staff, Governors and guests gathered at St Michael’s Church in Teignmouth for our Carol Service led by Revd Jonathon and Fr Mark of Our Lady & St Patrick’s Church.
The service began with Lottie Brown (Year 7) singing the first verse of Once in Royal David’s City, solo. As well as carols and readings there were also three separate sung pieces from the Sixth Form and Staff Choir and Years 5 to 8. Emma Gittoes (Year 11) lit the candles on the advent wreath and read from John’s Gospel where Jesus said “I am the light of the world.” Prayers were said together by Revd Jonathon and Fr Mark and the organ was played brilliantly by Mr David Davies (formerly of Exeter Cathedral).
Revd Jonathon commented “It was a real joy to co-lead this service with Fr Mark. The readers were excellent and the singing was inspiring and uplifting. Well done to everyone who contributed to a very memorable service. I shall not forget the organ intro to Hark the Herald Angels Sing for a long time! Wow!”