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Dec, 18 2016
One thing not miss here
Seasonal services held at the Abbey - http://www.westminster-abbey.org/events
Stayed at
recommend B+B Belgravia at 64-66 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QD, the traditional property with sleek rooms
Ate at
Cellarium Café and Terrace at the Abbey - http://www.westminster-abbey.org/visit-us/food-and-drink?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=carousel&utm_campaign=cellarium

Summary of Event:  #makeheritagefun, London, UK, Europe Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church A variety of winter #makeheritagefun global campaigning events were held in various places across the globe on Sunday 18th December. The London event for this #makeheritagefun took place at Westminster Abbey, a World Heritage Site (WHS) located in the heart of London. Coming up to Christmas and during the festive season, there are many carol services taking place across the country. These services are often a combination of Bible readings and choral singing. On the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Britten: A Ceremony of Carols was performed by The Choristers of Westminster Abbey and conducted by James O’Donnell. The performance was complemented with a reading of The Christmas Proclamation, which tells of the birth of Jesus Christ and related religious events, and is usually chanted before the Christmas midnight mass. On the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Britten: A Ceremony of Carols was performed by The Choristers of Westminster Abbey and conducted by James O’Donnell. The performance was complemented with a reading of The Christmas Proclamation, which tells of the birth of Jesus Christ and related religious events, and is usually chanted before the Christmas midnight mass. ‘A Ceremony of Carols’ is known as one of the most performed and best-loved Christmas compositions. It features meditative choral overtures by Benjamin Britten along with musical melodies played on the harp. This seasonal service held at one of the iconic WHS was a great opportunity to explore, document, share and enjoy an atmospheric and ‘festive’ fun experience. Participants of the #makeheritagefun London site joined the festive seasonal ceremonial service. Prior to attending the service, an information sheet containing the reading (or chanting) of The Christmas Proclamation and sheet music with lyrics for the carols were circulated to help attendees understand and follow the service. The images from this #makeheritagefun event in London and the carol service follow:

Westminster Christmas

Westminster Abbey Christmas [c] 2016 mmdowsing

Westminster Abbey Christmas 2

Westminster Abbey Christmas [c] 2016 mmdowsing

Westminster Abbey Christmas

Westminster Abbey Christmas [c] 2016 mmdowsing

Westminster Palace and Abbey Southbank view

Westminster Palace and Abbey Southbank view [c] 2016 mmdowsing

Trivia! The BBC will broadcast a live carol service held in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve (December 24, 15:00 GMT, local time). The service, entitled ‘A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols’, includes nine readings from the Bible with a specially commissioned choral carol performance and congregation. This carol service was first introduced in 1918 and has been broadcasted every year since 1928. Those interested in viewing, should tune in

Those interested in viewing, should tune in at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b085h8q1 Or alternatively watch and listen ‘Britten A Ceremony of Carols’ at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQyunriE1zg

Or alternatively watch and listen ‘Britten A Ceremony of Carols’ at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQyunriE1zg


References:

  • Aikin, J (2012). “How to understand the “Christmas Proclamation”. National Catholic Register. National Catholic Register. Accessed 1st December 2016:
  • [http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/how-to-understand-the-christmas-proclamation]
  • Just, Fr. F (2009). “The Christmas Proclamation”. Catholic Resources for Bible, Liturgy, Art, and Theology. Accessed 1st December 2016:
  • http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/ChristmasProclamation.htm
  • King’s College, Cambridge (n.d.). A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Accessed 1st December 2016: [http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/events/chapel-services/nine-lessons.htm]
  • King’s College, Cambridge (n.d.). History of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Accessed 1st December 2016: [http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/events/chapel-services/nine-lessons/history.html]
  • UNESCO World Heritage Centre (1992-2016). Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church. Accessed 1st December 2016: [http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/426]
  • Westminster Abbey (2016). Westminster Abbey, Faith at the heart of nations. Accessed 1st December 2016: [http://www.westminster-abbey.org/]

 

 

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Summary of Event:  #makeheritagefun, London, UK, Europe Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church A variety of winter #makeheritagefun global campaigning events were held in various places across the globe on Sunday 18th December. The London event for this #makeheritagefun took place at Westminster Abbey, a World...