The Annual Earl’s Court Christmas Community Carol service, held on Saturday 10 December at St Cuthbert’s Church in Philbeach Gardens, was as joyous as it was well-attended.
The Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Mrs. Elizabeth Rutherford was guest of honour, with attending dignitaries also including Charles Tannock (MEP) and Mr. and Mrs. Jakob Holm from the Danish Embassy.
The choirs of Our Lady of Victories and St Cuthbert with St Matthias primary schools were in fine voice, joined by students from William Temple House, Trebovir Road.
Malcolm Connell and Simona Cosmini performed contemporary favourites, and the Danish Mezzo soprano, Lene Sahlholdt, sang a selection of Danish and Swedish carols, creating the perfect Scandinavian soundtrack for this St. Lucy’s candlelit themed service.
Keeping it local, the lessons were read by Earl’s Court residents Meliza Beltran, Caroline Tod-Richardson, and Earl’s Court Community Trust Chairman and local businessman, Toby Brown. The organist was Nigel Thomas, who although not seen was definitely heard!