South Gloucestershire Primary Schools’ Carol Service

  • A traditional carol service for 1000 primary aged children in Key Stage 2.  (Please note there is no room for an audience so parents are unable to attend)
  • The carols (a selection of traditional and modern) are accompanied by a Brass Ensemble and the Cathedral organ
  • There will be a carol in another language and an opportunity to sing and sign “Away in a Manger“
  • Schools are invited to prepare readings and special items which have included singing and instrumental interludes
  • There will be a nativity tableau with a real baby and a real donkey!
  • Students are invited to design the carol service sheet through a competition and selections of designs are displayed in the cathedral
  • The prayers and blessings are led by a senior member of the Cathedral
  • The cathedral has an unrestricted view and “in the round” seating
  • Friday 2 December 2016 at Clifton Cathedral, Bristol from 2.00 – 3.15pm
  • All participants arrive for a short rehearsal at 1.35 pm
  • Details of the carols to be sung will be sent to participating schools together with a rehearsal CD in September
  • Words and signing symbols will be provided.
  • up to 20 students – £40
    21 – 40 students – £70
    41 – 60 students – £95
    over 60  students – £105
  • The costs include the hire of Clifton Cathedral, CDs, service sheets, and musicians
  • We regret that due to our fixed costs, there is a 50% cancellation charge. This will be applied if your school withdraws or significantly alters numbers following our confirmation of acceptance
  • Schools are responsible for transport to and from the cathedral
  • Schools are invited to donate to a collection which is given to the South Gloucestershire Chair of Council’s Charity
  • An invitation letter will be sent to schools early September. A prompt reply is advisable to avoid disappointment
  • Places are allocated in order of receipt.