Come Experience a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

By Gillian Doucet Campbell

 It is with delight that Bishop Susan Bell invites you to an enchanting evening featuring an online service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Bishop Susan is thrilled and honoured that this evening of music, word, and worship will be hosted by the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Elora, in support of the Bishop’s Company.

This event will be livestreamed, Sunday, December 20th at 7:00 p.m. 

Tickets are available on the diocesan website at no cost; donations are welcomed to support the work of the Bishop’s Company, which enables the bishop to respond both compassionately and strategically to the emergent needs of our diocesan leaders, lay and ordained. Often these funds assist clergy and their families with unexpected needs and crisis support. In addition, through the Bishop’s Company we can from time to time provide financial support for initiatives beyond our diocese that seek to respond to dire human need with Christ’s loving kindness. 

Image: Watercolour of St. John’s Elora by Barry McCarthy

The service of Nine Lessons and Carols has the capacity to enrapture you as it transports you to a place of comfort and joy. Come and reconnect and rekindle with a seasoned old friend — that even if you have not been in years or ever you can come and feel welcomed. Allow yourself to be immersed in the lessons and carols that have brought solace and delight to generations — both in times of good and challenge. 

John Weins, director of music at St. John’s, Elora will be leading vocalist through this beautiful liturgy with organist, Jurgen Petrenko. 

Please register by Tuesday, December 18th. The first 100 registrants will receive a CD or audio recording link to, “Here’s Your Figgie Pudding 2020,” a lovely compilation of Christmas carols, sung by St. John’s choir members, recorded from their own homes. 

Come and be captivated by the sounds of this majestic Christmas tradition.

This event will be carried out in strict compliance with public health guidelines and protocols.