King’s Lynn carol service to remember Christmas truce

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The Christmas truce in the First World War trenches 100 years ago will be marked at a special carol service in Lynn next weekend.

The Remembering Christmas 2014 event will take place in the Tuesday Market Place next Sunday, December 21, at 3pm.

The service will be jointly led by the Bishop of Lynn, the Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, and the vicar of King’s Lynn Minster, Canon Chris Ivory.

Carols will be sung by the West Norfolk Council choir, who will be joined by volunteers from town-based service charity The Bridge for Heroes.

The service is one of three being held in the town next weekend that residents are being encouraged to attend.

The King’s Lynn Minster Congregation Choir will sing carols around the Christmas tree in the Custom House on Saturday December 20, from 11am. Mince pies and shortbread will be served afterwards.

And the annual town carol service will be held at the minster on Sunday December 21 at 6.30pm.

Elizabeth Nockolds, borough council cabinet member for leisure, said: “Christmas carols are such a lovely way of bringing people together to celebrate the season and I hope lots of people will come along and join in.”