A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

This year’s service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be available online at 6.30pm on Sunday 20th December – simply click the arrow in the middle of the image above to start the service.  The order of service is below – we would like to invite you to download the order of service and join in with carols and prayers from your home so that we can still share this wondeful Christmas service as a community. 

List of Readings and Carols

Congregational Carol: Once in Royal David’s City

First Lesson: Genesis 3: 8-14 – two choristers
Adam lay ybounden – Ord

Second Lesson: Genesis 22: 15-18 – The Worshipful the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis
The Truth from Above arr. Vaughan Williams

Third Lesson: Isaiah 9: 2,6-7 – Joe Cooper, Director of Music
A Spotless Rose – Howells
Congregational Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem

Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11: 1-9 – David Roots, Solihull Churches Action on Homelessness
Sans Day Carol – arr. Rutter

Fifth Lesson: Luke 1: 26-38 – Audrey Thompson, Town centre chaplaincy team
A Hymn to the Virgin – Britten
Congregational Carol: Away in a Manger

Sixth Lesson: Luke 2: 1-7 – Pam Price, Chair of Governors, Federation of St Alphege        Schools
Benedicamus Domino – Warlock
Congregational Carol: Silent Night

Seventh Lesson: Luke 2: 8-16 – Julian Knight MP
Shepherds Pipe Carol – Rutter
Congregational Carol: While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night

Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2: 1-11 – Tom Brassil, Chairman, Solihull Welcome
Here is the Little Door – Howells
Congregational Carol: O Come all ye Faithful

Ninth Lesson: John 1:1-14 – Rev Sue Chandler, Associate Priest
Congregational Carol: Ding Dong Merrily on High

Reflection: Linda Hicks, Director of Children’s and Families Ministry

Congregational Carol: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Organ Voluntary: In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 729, J S Bach.