Westminster Cathedral Carol Service
12th Dec 2017
On Tuesday the 12th of December 2017, the Mini Vinnies, Chaplains and Caritas Ambassadors visited the Westminster Cathedral to celebrate the birth of Jesus through a carol service. We all set off on the coach excited to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas together.
When we arrived in Westminster, we settled in before the service began. All of a sudden the angel Gabriel came out and greeted us. He told us the story of the nativity and, at an important stage in the story, we would sing a carol.
There were farm animals called Larry the donkey and a sheep. While we were having fun we all had to remember why we celebrate such a major celebration like Christmas. Cardinal Vincent Nichols was there and, in his concluding speech, he stressed the importance of what we can’t always see. We all bought gifts in aid of the Catholic Children’s Society and knew we came back to school knowing that we had done a good deed.
We had an amazing time and enjoyed celebrating the birth of Jesus - Christmas. We also met Cardinal Vincent afterwards and were privileged to have our photo taken with him.
By Elizabeth and Emmeline (Class 6W)