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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


Advent Carol Service starts the count down to Christmas at Hillsborough

An Advent Carol Service in Hillsborough Parish Church on Sunday 30th November at 6.30pm will commence the count down to Christmas at Hillsborough.  Held immediately before the switching on of the village Christmas tree lights, the informal service of Carols and Bible readings will tell the story of the nativity - the real �reason for the season�.  Reminding us of the need to stop and ponder in the midst of life�s busyness, the evening of festive music by the Parish Choir will provide a great way to mark the beginning of the festive season as the congregation celebrate Christ�s coming and rejoice in the promise that he will come again.

After the service, the entire congregation will make the short journey to the village for the Christmas tree switch-on ceremony at 7.30pm after which everyone is welcome to enjoy seasonal refreshments (tea and mince pies) in the parish church halls supplied by Hillsborough Village and District Committee.

Services at Hillsborough Parish Church during the Christmas season are as follows: On Sunday 21st December (Advent 4) there will be a Service of Holy Communion at 8.30am; All-age Christingle Service at 10.30am and a Service of Nine Lessons & Carols at 6.30pm.  On Christmas Eve there will be a service of Holy Communion at 11.30pm and on Christmas Day there will be Christmas Communion at 8.30am and All Age Worship at 10.30am.