Christmas is coming and what better way to get in the festive spirit than to attend a carol service at your local church?

Every year, United Response holds a carol service for the people we support and the wider community, and this years’ service tonight at St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square, Westminster, promises to be a real community affair.

Gathering with family, friends and neighbours to sing classic carols and reflect on the year past gives a hopeful feel to Yuletide and offers a chance to take part in a fun activity and meet new people.

Our Combating Isolation campaign seeks to support people with disabilities and mental health needs to get involved in their communities and build their confidence while improving their quality of life.

Tonight’s event will celebrate the festive season and encourage inclusivity and everyone is invited to join us during this night of celebration.

The free of charge service will feature singing from the Seaford College Choir, while Swanbank Music, a local theatre company, will play a mix classic hymns and modern songs. The highlight of the event will be a performance by The Ipswich Signers, who will teach the audience how to sing the hymns using sign language.

The service starts at 6.30pm and guests are asked to be in their seats by 6.15pm for a prompt start at 6.30pm. There will be refreshments available after the service.

We hope that this years’ service will promote togetherness and encourage all of you to take the opportunity to celebrate together as a community.

If you would like more information on the event, contact Lindsey on Lindsey.simmonds@unitedresponse.org.uk

There are lots of services taking place across the country in the run up to Christmas so, if you want to find out about carol services in your area, check out your local community notice board.

Gemma Taylor, media assistant.