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Local Choir to Sing in London

Hereford Cathedral Choir will be singing at Guards Chapel in London on Tuesday 3 December, 6.30 pm as part of a Service for Advent.

Since 2010, Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust have arranged an annual Advent Service in London at the Royal Military Chapel (Guards’ Chapel) at Wellington Barracks. The service opens with an Act of Remembrance, to the members of the Special Air Service who were killed during the Second World War, before moving into the Advent Prose. Initially developed to celebrate the links that Hereford Cathedral has with local military groups, the service has now become a way for supporters of the cathedral, who work or live in London, to experience Hereford Cathedral close to Christmas.

Over the years, many friends and supporters have been welcomed to the Guards’ Chapel including members of the Royal Family and guest readers including, Belinda Lang, Hayley Mills, Larry Lamb and Sir Andrew Motion. This year, Jane Asher and Loyd Grossman will be reading at the service. The event also acts as a fundraiser for the Perpetual Trust who support the choir, educational outreach and continuing restoration of Hereford Cathedral.

Glyn Morgan, Chief Executive of the Perpetual Trust, says; “A Service for Advent in London is a truly special event in which we are able to welcome friends, old and new, to the Guards’ Chapel. We have been very fortunate over the years to receive much generosity and kindness from Wellington Barracks and are very grateful to all of those who are involved in helping to organise the service.”

The service takes place at the Guards’ Chapel, London on Tuesday 3 December, 6.30 pm and is entry by ticket only. For more information and to apply for tickets please contact the Trust Office on 01432 374 259.