The true magic of Christmas will be in the air when Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter hosts an ecumenical carol service on The Church Lane on Friday, 19th December at 7.30pm.
Organised in association with Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, the carol service is facilitated by Trinity Presbyterian Church, St Eunan’s Cathedral and Conwal Parish Church. This event marks the first ‘Community Carol Trail’ in Letterkenny and all are welcome to come along and participate in a very memorable evening.
The carol trail will begin at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Letterkenny’s main street at 7.30pm. Carol singers are asked to be in the church around 7.15pm, where the group will sing two hymns and listen to a short reading.
Derek Fleming will play the organ in the church and at various other points on the trail. The group will then make its way up the Church Lane, stopping mid-way outside the Gospel Hall where a short passage will be read.
Then it’s off to the top of the Church Lane and left towards Mount Southwell, stopping outside Cullinane Steele Architects at the Market Square.
This building was once home to the Methodist Church in Letterkenny and here the group will listen to a short reading, followed by a rendition of ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’. This famous carol was written by Charles Wesley, younger brother of the founder of the Methodist Church, John Wesley.
The next stop on the trail is the landmark of Letterkenny, St. Eunan’s Cathedral, where another two well known Christmas carols will be sung, followed by a short reading. The carol service will end at Letterkenny’s oldest building, Conwal Parish at the top of the Church Lane for more carols and a short reading.
The evening will finish with tea and biscuits at Conwal Parish Church Centre. Hymns on the night include: ‘O Come all Ye Faithful’, Silent Night, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Once in Royal David’s City, Love Came Down at Christmas and O Little Town of Bethlehem. This unique event promises to be a very special evening and hopes to give people the chance to take time and reflect on the real message of Christmas; ‘goodwill to all.’
The Cathedral Quarter would like to thank Toni Forrester from Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, Billy Alexander and Reverend Tommy Bruce from the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Very Reverend Fr Eamonn Kelly and Mary Ellen from St Eunan’s Cathedral and Canon Stuart Wright from Conwal Parish Church. So, come along on the Friday before Christmas and enjoy a very special night in Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter.