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Enjoy some beautiful singing and music this Thursday
What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than visiting the lunchtime carol services this Thursday (21st December) at Manchester's Town Hall. With Christmas Day not far off, you might be doing last minute shopping, finishing up at work before a break and planning your festive activities. No matter how busy you are, there is still time to enjoy some music at this free event and have a reminder of the real meaning of Christmas with this religious service.
Organised by Manchester City Council Officers' Christian Fellowship and Ministry 2 Business this year, there will be two services due to popular demand. Located in the Town Hall this service is perfectly located in the middle of the Manchester Christmas markets allowing those out shopping to have a break and enjoy some beautiful music.
The back to back carol services are taking place at 12.10-12.55pm and then again at 1.10-1.55pm. This is to make sure everyone who wants to visit has a chance to go. It has been planned to fit into the lunch break of people working around the city. So if you are working in Manchester up until Christmas and feel like you are yet to get in the spirit this is the perfect opportunity to get involved in some Christmas cheer.
This fabulous event includes a speech by Sam Ward, National Director of the Eden Network and an interview with Baroness Elizabeth Berridge, Co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief. The main event will also be music by Epiphany. Epiphany's musicians are well known in Manchester and play in the BBC Philharmonic and Halle to name a few. There will also be bible readings, a Christmas message making it the perfect festive event which will be in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Manchester at 1.10pm.
Address: The Great Town Hall. Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, M60 2LA (Limited parking around the town hall)
Cost: Free (No booking required. It is recommended you come early to get a seat)
Invite your family and friends, come during your lunch break and enjoy some festive cheer. This will be the last service before the town hall closes for refurbishment. This will be just about the last opportunity to experience the grandeur of the Town Hall for several years as well as being the perfect event to get you in the mood for Christmas.