Although the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols has been made famous by the choir of Kings College, Cambridge it is here in Cornwall that the first Festival was held on the 24th December 1880 at the instigation of the then Bishop of Truro, the Right Revd Edward Benson. It was held in a temporary wooden structure as the Cathedral was still being built. Over 400 people attended.
So it is with pride that we at St Rumon’s carry on this tradition. This year the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held on the 11th December at 6pm. We are pleased that our former priest, Father Douglas Robins will be taking the service and that we will be joined by the Roseland Churches’ Choir.
We hope that you will come, to listen to the Christmas story and join in the singing of our favourite carols.
Decorating the church for the service will take place on Saturday 10th from 10 a.m. onwards. All help will be very welcome as will donations of flowers and greenery.