King's St Alban's

10 December

Junior School Carol Service Gives Children a Sense of Community

Gathering all children in Years 3-6 for the first time since March, the sense of school community has never been stronger. Carefully distanced, our bubbles waited in anticipation for the KSA Carol Service in the Cathedral. In a year like no other, we felt united in our desire to tell the Christmas story through a combination of Bible readings and music.

In keeping with tradition, Giles sang the opening verse of Once in Royal. Without a hint of nerves, his solo voice floated down the nave, demonstrating nearly four years of Chorister training.

Year 6 rose to the challenge of leading the school with their magnificent singing. Singing from memory in two parts is an achievement they deserve to be very proud of. School Chaplain, Dr Mark Dorsett, led the prayers of worship with help of Sophie, Oscar, Maheen and James. All the readers spoke clearly and guided the school through the traditional Christmas story. Well done Eshal, Mortimer, Jessica, Mea, Eddie, Oliver, Lottie, Evie and Angus!

The mesmerising sound of O Holy Night played on the harp provided us all with a comforting moment of reflection. This was followed by our King’s St Alban’s choristers singing Bethlehem Down.

Canon Georgina Byrne concluded the service with message of thanks to all the children and staff who have worked hard to make the KSA Carol Service take place. At this time when so many aspects of the community are kept apart, she encouraged the children to look upon the service with a sense of representing children from all primary schools across Worcester.

Children and adults alike will carry memories of 2020 for many years to come; uniting the school together to celebrate the birth of Jesus gave us a sense of comfort during these uncertain times. The King’s family now looks forward to spending time celebrating the Christmas traditions with our individual families and to embracing the changing horizons ahead.