Annual Carol Service - St Lawrence Jewry

Tuesday 7th December 2021

This year there was a certain degree of trepidation as we approached the date for our Carol Service, given that St Lawrence Jewry is currently undergoing a major facelift, and is covered in scaffolding (both external and internal). That trepidation was not helped by the fact we were advised shortly before the event that the church's boiler had packed up, and temporary heating arrangements had been put in place. We need not have worried - we were blessed with a record turnout of hardy, well-wrapped souls, which included representatives from many of the organisations and individuals that are supported by our Benevolent Fund, and it was lovely to hear about the work that they have been doing, and the very real difference that our funding and support makes to them. We were incredibly lucky to have our music led by the excellent Sevenoaks School Choir, and their Director of Music, Christopher Dyer, and to have the service officiated by our Honorary Chaplain, the Reverend Canon David Parrott, formerly Guild Vicar at St Lawrence Jewry. With many thanks to Past Master Mark Gower-Smith for all of his hard work in pulling the Service together.