The Rotary Club of Bath’s traditional Community Carol Service is once again taking place in Bath Abbey this year, on Tuesday 6th December.
Arranged by the City of Bath Rotary Club, and supported by Bath Building Society, the evening will see people from across the City gather to sing traditional carols and listen to festive music from the Abbey’s own Melody Makers Choir, made up of children aged 6-11, and the thrilling Bath Community Gospel Choir.
The service, to be led by the Revd. Claire Robson, will include readings by the Right Worshipful Mayor of Bath, Cllr Paul Crossley, and Ali Vowles of the BBC.
The emphasis on community is central to the Rotary carol service: the carols will be broadcast to all the hospitals in the Bath area, and the readings will be accompanied by sign language, to allow a group of deaf attendees to feel part of the congregation.
The Rotary club will also be providing transport to enable 120 disabled residents from local nursing homes to attend.
“Our Community Carol Service is a little bit special,” said John Vickery, the President of the Rotary club. “It’s one of those rare occasions when our whole City, people from all walks of life, can come together. We always enjoy arranging it, and we’re very grateful to Bath Building Society for supporting us this year.”
Proceeds from the collection will be shared by two local charities: Bath & District Samaritans, and Threeways School, Bath’s Community Special School.
Free entry to this popular Service is by ticket only, and the last few are available in the Bath Abbey Shop and Bath Building Society.