Oldham to host BBC Christmas service
04 December 2018 IN: Parish News
Christmas morning live from Oldham Parish Church, BBC ONE, 25 December, at 10am
BBC One’s Christmas Day service will be broadcast live from Oldham Parish Church – and it promises to be a heartwarming family service, featuring popular carols, including O Come All Ye Faithful and traditional local favourite While Shepherds Watched, accompanied by award-winning local brass band, The Oldham Band (Lees).
The Bishop of Manchester, the Rt Revd David Walker, will lead the service, along with the Revd Derek Palmer, Canon Jean Hurlston, and the Revd Charlie Annis. There’s a special appearance by this year’s Youth Bishop – the church follows the medieval tradition of appointing a young person to take on some of the Bishop’s Christmas duties. The choir and congregation will come from throughout the town, representing the many different traditions of the area.