We had a really good crowd of people for Carol Singing around the Christmas tree at the Orbital. However, the local singing didn’t really take off – certainly not in our part of North Swindon. My guess is that next year it would be better to put all our energies into the main event.

We might do the Big North Swindon Sing a bit earlier next December, to take advantage of the opportunity to publicise Carol Services to shoppers.

It was a great opportunity for churches to worship together at Christmas. It wouldn’t be a surprise if this service becomes an annual event.

Our own Carol Service was glorious and our numbers did not suffer from the clash with the World Cup. Thanks again to Alison for all her work in training the choir.