Members of the public are invited to join voices with University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) staff and students at the institution’s third annual Christmas Carol Service.
The event takes place at St Chad’s Church on Thursday, December 14 and is open to all.
People are invited by Professor Anna Sutton, Provost of UCS, Councillor Peter Nutting, Leader of Shropshire Council, and Sir David Lees, Chair of the University for Shropshire Advisory Board, to come along from 5pm to 6pm for music and prayers at the Church at St Chad’s Terrace, opposite the Quarry in Shrewsbury.
Some of the traditional carols to be sung at the service will include Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, O Little Town of Bethlehem and Oh Come, All Ye Faithful.
Readings will also be given by staff and students from UCS, as well as members of the community.
Professor Sutton said: “We are warmly welcoming people to come and join us at the beautiful St Chad’s Church.
“The service will mark the third Christmas for our inaugural undergraduates, who will be completing their degrees in the summer. We hope that many of them will choose to stay and work in our stunning county, or to continue at UCS to embark on postgraduate programmes, which will develop their skills and expertise further.
“What better way to celebrate the festive season than with the community that has welcomed and embraced them during the past three years?”
UCS is also taking part in the St Chad’s Christmas Tree Festival, sponsoring one of 40 trees which follow the unique circular shape of the Church.
Students have been filling in tags with one word or phrase they think best describes Christmas. The tags have then been attached to the UCS tree as decorations. People can view the spectacular display until December 16.