The biggest ever South West Carol Service is now just two weeks away!
We may not be able to gather together for the traditional Christmas carol concerts and school nativity plays this year, but we take part in a unique online Christmas extravaganza instead.

Billed as a ‘celebration of all the good things that take place at this time of the year’, the event will include musical performances from Exeter Cathedral Choir and London Community Gospel Choir, alongside award-winning Folk trio Wildwood Kin and worship leader Lucy Grimble. Local singer songwriter Joe Hardy, has also collaborated with 25 South West Worship Leaders to create a special recording of a traditional Christmas carol.

With the pandemic preventing traditional school nativity’s taking place, South West Carols will also see local primary schools taking part in the region’s biggest ever nativity play. Expect lots of cuteness as children from across the South West get their costumes ready to tell the greatest story of them all!

In a year that has been so difficult, it’s hoped South West Carols will be able to bring festive cheer and lots of smiles into people’s homes.

South West Carols will take place on Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6, from 7-8pm each night. It will be broadcast live on the website, as well as on Facebook and YouTube, with live presenters and audience interaction throughout.

If your church is taking place, don’t forget to let people know.  South West Carols have provided a pack with a draft press release and social media graphics for you to use. Click here to access the media pack.

As well as traditional carols, creative musical items and a nativity produced by children across the region, it will also feature interviews, stories and fun moments to make you laugh out loud. So, grab a cup of hot cocoa, dig out that box of chocolates, get toasty by the fire and invite all your friends to the first ever South West Carols!

Organiser and Lead Pastor Mark Pugh said: “Christmas will be different for so many people this year against the backdrop of the Covid-19 struggle. There will likely be a lack of social interactions and regular elements such as large carol services and school nativity plays etc are unlikely to be possible – at least on the same scale as we are normally used to. I think this could be a wonderful opportunity for us to share the gospel in a different way – together.”