Carols on the Doorstep
Carols on the Doorstep is a national opportunity for streets and communities to experience something which brings them together in a way we cannot do physically at the moment. In the run up to Christmas hundreds of thousands of people would normally attend carol services or community carol events. As Churches we know the Christmas story is about hope and light, which we need to experience this year more than any other.
The idea is that on Sunday 20th December at 5:30pm, people stand on their doorstep (in a Covid safe way) for 15 minutes and sing along to the carols played by Premier Christian Radio (Freeview channel 725 or on DAB).
There is an invitation for people to pop through their neighbours' or community doors inviting them to join the singing.
Methodist District Community Engagement Enabler for North East England, Deacon Tracey Hume, explains how the idea spread "A number of weeks ago I came aware of an event being organised in Shropshire with their local BBC radio station which invited people to sing carols on their doorstep with the accompaniment provided by the radio station. I thought this was a wonderful idea and wanted to see if we could do something similar in my area. However, our local radio station were unable to help on this occasion. Conversations continued and then we were offered the chance to partner with Premier on a similar event which then made the idea accessible to the whole country.
The reach for this event is now countrywide from the ends of Cornwall to the Northern most parts of England and beyond that. I am excited to see the Church being at the heart of something which brings our communities together for some joy and hope, a sign of unity which is at the heart of the Christmas message."
Download a carol sheet for your neighbours.
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