Bishop joins St Albans carol service

PUBLISHED: 19:00 07 December 2009 | UPDATED: 14:44 06 May 2010

THE new Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Rev Alan Smith, will join the Mayor and the crowds at the annual Christmas carol service on Sunday, December 13. All proceeds from the carol service which starts at 4pm outside the Alban Arena in St Peter s Street, will

THE new Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Rev Alan Smith, will join the Mayor and the crowds at the annual Christmas carol service on Sunday, December 13.

All proceeds from the carol service which starts at 4pm outside the Alban Arena in St Peter's Street, will go to Grove House once again.

St Albans Choral Society accompanied by the City Band will be performing many favourite traditional carols with a short address by the Mayor, Cllr Chris Oxley.

The Bishop will be joined by the Dean of St Albans, the Very Rev Jeffery John.

A spokesperson for Grove House said: "We are delighted and most grateful to the Mayor for once again choosing Grove House to benefit from the proceeds of this lovely traditional evening.

"We are a local charity, helping local people and relying on local support to keep our services running. At the moment every penny makes a difference so we are hoping that this event will be well supported."

After the carol service, everyone is invited to the district council offices for coffee and mince pies.

For further details contact Alison Orde at the Mayor's office on 01727 819544. For more information on services at the hospice or to make a donation call 01727 731000 or go to www.grove-house.org.uk


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