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Date issued: 9 December 2019
The ever-popular Memorial Carol Service takes place in the Colchester Crematorium Chapel on Tuesday 17 December, at 2pm.
Everyone is welcome to this informal and friendly service led by Reverend Canon Richard Tillbrook, the Vicar of Old Heath. The festive proceedings will include readings, poems and traditional carols. The very talented musician Stephen Evans will play the organ and representatives from The Colchester People's Choir will sing festive songs.
Following the service, visitors will be offered tea and mince pies, kindly provided by the Starlight Tea Room.
Cllr Mark Cory, Leader of Colchester Borough Council said: “This will be my first time attending the carol service and I’ve been told it’s a warm and uplifting event. I look forward to joining many local people, their families and friends, to get the festive season off to a perfect cosy and Christmassy start. I can’t sing very well, but I’ll give it a go!”
The Crematorium Chapel, which opened in 1957, is located within the Garden of Remembrance, at Colchester Cemetery, Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RU. Visitors are advised to use the gate entrance close to the mini-roundabout junction with Abbott’s Road and to park in the Crematorium Car Park.