Carol Services in Finchley last month.

Don Pepperby Don Pepper

We apologise for the lateness of this article but there have been good reasons for the delay. We promise next Christmas we will have the “news” sooner!

On 14th December, the Dignity, 363 Regents park Rd, held a day of Christmas Carols.

 

Carol singing outside the Dignity

Carol singing outside the Dignity

 

The carols were held outside and although the weather stayed dry, it was a bitterly cold day. Despite this a large choir of school children aged between 7 to 11 years old from St Mary’s Church of England Primary School sang enthusiastically to raise money for the North London Hospice. The previous Thursday they had sang outside Waitrose Mill Hill.

The Dignity laid on a bar-b-cue with mulled wine and mince pies for sale. The evening became even colder, but yet again a brave choir from the St Mary-at-Finchley turned out and gave a wonderful concert. Both the school and the church had a collection bucket going round to raise money for their charities.

 

Carol singing outside Tesco in Ballards Lane

Carol singing outside Tesco in Ballards Lane

 

Again, although no heavy snow on the ground stalwarts of St Mary-at-Finchley Church youth choir plus friends snag carols outside Tescos in Ballards Lane to raise money for three Christmas charities, Crisis, barnet mencap and Christian Aids Christmas appeal. They raised £168 in collections which was split between the three charities.

 

Carol singing at St Mary's School

Carol singing at St Mary's School

 

The director of music at St Mary-at-Finchley Alison fisher informed me that the school and church work closely throughout the year to raise money for different charities. Watch the Finchley Arrow to find out about their forthcoming events.

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