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In Pictures: Catholic Herald Carol Service 2019

The choir of St James's, Spanish Place (Joanne Davidson Photography/Catholic Herald)

The Catholic Herald held its inaugural carol service on December 4 in the neo-gothic splendour of St James’s, Spanish Place, in London.

Editor Luke Coppen and regular Herald contributors Peter Hitchens, Mary Kenny and Melissa Kite read from the Gospels of Luke and John, while the magnificent church choir sang pieces by Handel and Palestrina, as well as plenty of Christmas classics.

All proceeds from the carol service are being donated to two charities:

  • Providence Row, which tackles the root causes of homelessness to help people get off and stay off the streets. For more information about Providence Row’s excellent work or to donate, please click here.
  • The Sudan Relief Fund, which is the Catholic Herald’s 2019 Advent charity and works to provide the people of South Sudan with food, safe drinking water, clothing, shelter and medical attention. For more information or to donate, please click here.

We are thrilled to be helping these brilliant charities, and thank our friends and readers for their ongoing support.

The choir of St James’s Church, Spanish Place (Joanne Davidson Photography/Catholic Herald)
Catholic Herald editor Luke Coppen reads Luke 2:1-7, St Luke tells of the birth of Jesus (Joanne Davidson Photography/Catholic Herald)
Peter Hitchens reads Luke 1: 26-35, The angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary (Joanne Davidson Photography/Catholic Herald)
The choir of St James’s Church, Spanish Place (Joanne Davidson Photography/Catholic Herald)
Melissa Kite reads John 1: 1-14, St. John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation (Joanne Davidson Photography/Catholic Herald)
Melissa Kite and K. V. Turley (Joanne Davidson Photography/Catholic Herald)
Editor Luke Coppen and Garry O’Connor (Joanne Davidson Photography/Catholic Herald)
Monsignor Keith Newton (Joanne Davidson Photography/Catholic Herald)
Catholic Herald Deputy Editor Dan HItchens, Chairman William Cash, Lady Forte, Piers Paul Read
Mary Killen (Joanne Davidson Photography/Catholic Herald)
Stephen Withnell, Laura Freeman, Harry Mount (Joanne Davidson Photography/Catholic Herald)
Lady Forte and Chairman William Cash (Joanne Davidson Photography/Catholic Herald)
Rupa Mikkilineni and Lady Laura Cash (Joanne Davidson Photography/Catholic Herald)
Allegra Fitzherbert, Theodora Barker, Evelyn Dunne, Constance Watson (Joanne Davidson Photography/Catholic Herald)