Over 2000 people packed in to the Great Hall at Methodist Central Hall Westminster to take part in a ‘Traditional Carol Service’ on Sunday, 9th December 2018. The service will be broadcast on Premier Christian Radio at 1pm on Christmas Day, with a repeat at 5pm on Boxing Day.
The Choir from Methodist Central Hall Westminster, accompanied by the Great Hall Orchestra and Organ were directed by Gerard Brooks, (Director of Music for Methodist Central Hall Westminster) and readings were read by members of Methodist Central Hall Westminster and presenters from Premier Christian Radio.
Revd Dr Martyn Atkins, Superintendent Minister of Methodist Central Hall Westminster said, “Our annual carol service with Premier is always a terrific occasion, and this one was simply wonderful. Most moving of all is the large number of people who tell us what an encouragement and blessing it is. 2000 people singing ‘Hark the Herald Angel’s sing’ is spiritually spine tingling!”
Revd Tony Miles’ message focussed on the theme ‘Standing By’: Joseph Stood by Mary, enabling Jesus to stand by us. He reflected on what Joseph’s influence might have been upon Jesus. The challenge was to think about our influence: to stand by Jesus and, in the Lord’s name, to stand by others – to help and support those who are most needful in the world.
Methodist Central Hall Westminster continues with a series of events and services through Advent and into Christmas, including a very special ‘Celebrating Christmas in Style, Jazz Carols’ presented by Diane Louise Jordan, with the Dan Forshaw Septet on Sunday, 16th December at 5.30pm. Free tickets can be obtained from www.methodist-central-hall.org.uk