KINGSTON – You may have enjoyed watching Lessons and Carols services on public television. The services, rendered by candlelight, take place in the chapels of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge in England.
These services are for many a wonderful part of the Christmas celebration.
Trinity Church in Kingston is fortunate to have as its musical director a member of the fourth generation of a Massachusetts men’s and boys’ choir and, while a graduate student at Oxford in the 1970s, was directed such services as an organist. He has been leading them in Kingston for several years and you are invited to attend.
The service will be held Sunday, December 5 from 4 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. at Trinity Church, 80 Route 125, Kingston. The location is just south of the Saddle Up Saloon and just north of the intersection of Route 125 with Hunt Road and Newton Junction Road in the southern part of Kingston.
The church building has a balcony accessible from an outside staircase. Protocol for balcony seating is required for masking and social distancing. Seats at the bottom are optional for the mask and the type of seats we knew before the pandemic hit. The heat will be on and the windows will be opened several inches on both floors. Although the building is colonial in design, it is quite new. A state-of-the-art air exchanger was integrated with building air regularly ventilated to the outside and fresh air regularly introduced.
The Bible lessons will be read by people from several churches in the area. The service is non-denominational in nature.
An offering will be received for the New Creation Healing Center. Nouvelle Création, a non-profit organization, brings together family medicine, massage, counseling, patient education and gentle spirituality. For years people at a distance have asked if they could come and stay for such holistic care. New Creation is looking to erect a building to make this possible.
Light refreshments will be provided after the service.
For more information, call 603-571-0205.