All welcome at children’s hospices carol service in Saffron Walden

Fund-raisers from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) are inviting everyone to come along and celebrate Christmas with a Carol Service being held at the Saffron Walden Baptist Church, High Street, on Tuesday, December 17.

The service starts at 7.30pm with the welcome from Rev John Goddard. A remembrance candle will be lit to remember those that cannot be with us this Christmas. The Saffron Walden University of the Third Age choir will be giving a live performance of carols and songs including Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, White Christmas and Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire.

Singer-songwriter Joanna Eden will be giving a special performance during the service and the charity’s Saffron Walden volunteers will be serving tea, coffee and mince pies to prepare everyone for the journey home.

Melissa Collett, EACH north Essex fund-raiser, said: “We’re really looking forward to our very first carol service in Saffron Walden.

“The service is going to be very special and we’re including a short film featuring Tom’s Story to show how important our work is to families in Essex.

“Everyone is welcome as we would love to fill the church with people to celebrate this special time of year.”

For more details on the service, call EACH on (01206) 848450, e-mail Church postcode CB11 3HD.