Candlelit service attracts 150 to Norfolk church
Over 150 worshippers flocked to the annual service of Christmas Lessons and Carols at the South Norfolk church of St Peter & St Paul in the small parish of Bergh Apton.
For 20 years this annual service has involved many from the local community. Led and co-ordinated by Hilary Ling, wife of church warden John, some 20 volunteers spent a full day decorating the church and setting over 150 candles in locally-made candle holders.
The impressive Christmas tree was donated by a nearby parishioner. Overhead a display of a series of star mobiles also made locally will continue hanging well into January for the Candlemas Play "Midwinter Dreaming", again involving a large cast of villagers.
The service was conducted by Rev Chris Ellis, which was his first carol service in Bergh Apton since joining the Benefice six months ago.
Report and photos by Kevin Gotts.