Our Nine Lessons and Carols service will be on Christmas Eve as usual. So invite your neighbours to join us at Franklin's former St John’s Church Hall, which is now Frank's cafe at 3328 Huon Highway, Franklin for our service starting at 7pm.
For those of you who are not familiar with it, Nine Lessons and Carols is a service celebrating the birth of Jesus that is traditionally held on New Year's Eve. It is a tradition that started almost 100 years ago at Kings College Cambridge and has spread all over the world. The story of the fall, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with singing Christmas Carols together.
Here are the carols we'll be singing:
Click on the title for the score and parts. The number in brackets is where to find it in our KCC hymnals.
1. (43) Once In Royal David's City
2. (44) As With Gladness Men Of Old
3. (37) Comfort, Comfort Ye My People
4. (42) O Little Town of Bethlehem
5. (39) O Come, All Ye Faithful
6. (feature) Mary Did You Know?
7. (41) While Shepherds Watched
8. (40) Angels We Have Heard on High
9. (38) O Come, O Come Emmanuel
10. (35) Hark! The Herald Angels Sing