Diocese of Manchester

    Oldham to host BBC Christmas service

    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. 

    If you enjoy singing Christmas carols and you’d like to join the congregation for this special broadcast, please get in touch. Tickets, to help us plan for the numbers attending, are available free of charge. Please call 0161 624 4866 for further details.  

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Manchester M3 2GH

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