Silent Night Carols around the tree

Published Tuesday, 02 December 2014

AN OUTDOOR CAROL SERVICE in Hinckley next week will help to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and the famous Christmas football game that took place in 1914.

The service, to be held on Friday 12 December from 7pm in the Market Place will have a football theme, with the former Portsmouth footballer, Linvoy Primus, as the main speaker. A number of well-known carols will be projected onto a building in the Market Place for all to see and sing along.

As well as Linvoy, team members from the newly-formed Hinckley AFC will also be there, together with the Hope 2014 Churches.

The Rev Malcolm Clarke, of Hinckley United Reformed Church, said:

“A hundred years ago, at Christmas, for a brief respite, the war stopped and the opposing sides sang Silent Night and played football. So we will sing carols again and trust that God will bring peace and goodwill to our community again.”

Mark Hryniw, Town Centre Manager, added:

“The carol service will bring some warmth to the festive period in Hinckley town centre and will hopefully bring plenty of people into town to see the Christmas lights at their best. This is set to be a wonderful event and a great way to get you and your family into the festive mood.”

Last updated: 02/12/2014 14:04