Duxford takes on Guinness World Record attempt

PUBLISHED: 14:21 09 December 2011

PLANS are underway at Duxford United Reformed Church in preparation for an attempt on the Carol Singing Guinness World Record on Sunday (Dec 18).

This Premier Christian Radio initiative with Biblelands aims to beat the current world record for the largest number of people singing carols together across multiple locations. The aim is to recruit over 15,000 people to join in for 15 minutes of carolling.

Accepting the challenge shurch secretary Philip Wade said: “The Chapel Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols followed by mince pies and drinks has been a village tradition for many years and it occurred to us that people who might not turn out for an ordinary carol service, might come along if the event was part of a world record attempt.

“Readers of the lessons are being drawn from village organisations and, along with others, the many people who use our building every week for non-Church events are all being welcomed to share in this world record attempt.”

The service starts at 6.30pm at the Church in Chapel Street, and carols on the night will include Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and Away in a Manger – song sheets will be provided and extra seating installed.

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