Image above: St Michael & All Angels Christmas card designed by Miriam Morris
Christmas Carol services in Chiswick
What are the rules in Tier 3?
You can attend places of worship for a service. However, you must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. Singing in churches by the congregation is not allowed. Only the church choir and soloists can sing indoors.
While large outdoor events (performances and shows) should not take place, with the exception of drive-in events in Tier 3, the Government has specifically exempted outdoor religious services. Outdoor singing has been permitted for places of worship in all tiers in England from 2nd December.
Guidance issued by the Government about how Christmas can be celebrated confirmed that indoor singing by both amateur and professional choirs will be permitted, and that congregations could sing carols outdoors, providing they are physically distanced.
The Church of England has also published an article giving tips to anyone planning to hold an outdoor carol service.
The maximum number of people present should take into account the area of the space and the requirement to maintain 2m social distancing at all times.
Video below – The Hogarth Singers and the choir of Belmont School, performing at St Michael & All Angels Church, Chiswick.
Christmas carol services in Chiswick, December 2020
Sunday 20 December, 6.00 – 6.30pm, outside. Father Christmas will be visiting
Sunday 20 December, 6.30pm – Ticketed, email to book
Sunday 20 December, 6.00 – 7.00pm & 8.00 – 9.00pm, inside
Sunday 20 December, 6.00pm
Sunday 20 December, 6.00 – 7.00pm, inside. Book tickets
Christmas Eve, 4.00pm – Outside
Christmas Eve, 2.00pm & 4.00pm – Music from St Paul’s choir and soloists, inside. Book a place.
St Paul’s, Grove Park – Music from St Paul’s choir and soloists, inside
Chiswick Churches’ competition
Six of Chiswick’s churches are running a joint competition this Christmas. Decorate your window with a nativity scene or a scene from your favourite carol. Email a picture of your window to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 25 December for a chance to win £100 or several runner up prizes. If you win, you may wish to treat yourself or donate to your chosen charity.
The churches taking part are Gunnersbury Baptist Church, Chiswick Christian Centre, Our Lady of Grace and St Edward’s, St Michael’s, Elmwood Rd, St Paul’s, Grove Park and Christ Church W4.
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