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Do you love singing Christmas carols? This year we have something special for you. Many of us will not be able to get to a church carol service this year and so we are bringing the carol service to you via our online virtual carol service – Carols for Christian Aid.

We invite you to join with us online for a service of lessons and carols, on Sunday 13th December, at 8pm, based on the traditional ‘service of nine lessons and carols’, but with a global twist.

We are bringing together singers and performers from across the island of Ireland alongside Christian Aid staff and partners from around the world to present a unique Christmas experience ‘Carols with Christian Aid.’

The service will premiere on Christian Aid Ireland’s YouTube channel at 8pm on Sunday 13th December and features a whole host of talented musicians performing many of the most well-known and well-loved Christmas carols.

Artists include:

Leah McFall who is best known as the runner up on The Voice 2013 who toured with coach and Jesse J before releasing her own independent records INK and White X. She has since toured her independently run 5 UK City sell-out shows and is now back in the studio working on her new record.

Northern Ireland singer Leah McFall
Northern Ireland singer Nathan Jess

Nathan Jess who is a Northern Ireland-based songwriter and worship leader who has written with Matt Redman and Chris McClarney and toured alongside artists such as Rend Collective, Phil Wickham and Martin Smith.

Victoria Johnston who is a chart-topping and Grammy shortlisted singer-songwriter and award-winning composer. She began her classical music training at the Royal Irish Academy of Music at the age of 9. Victoria’s debut singles ‘Tar Liom’ and ‘You are the Peace’ have both been shortlisted in the upcoming 63rd Grammy Awards for Song of the Year, with ‘You are the Peace’ also shortlisted for Christian Contemporary Music Song of the Year.

Victoria Johnston singer
Marion Jordan Singer

Marion Jordan who is an award-winning classically trained mezzo-soprano. With many years’ experience in concert, sacred and musical theatre work, she is an accomplished and highly regarded soloist regularly performing within Northern Ireland and further afield.

And many more...

Alongside carols, the Christmas story will be told through a series of bible readings and prayers spoken by Christian Aid supporters, staff and partners from around the world.

You can register to virtually attend by clicking on the link below and completing the registration form. You will be sent a virtual ticket containing a link to allow you to watch the service when it premieres on Sunday 13th December. The link will also allow you to watch again later if you can’t make it to the premiere.

You will also receive a ‘Watch at Home Kit’ by email including an order of service to allow you to sing along at home.

Your Virtual Tickets are free, but a voluntary donation would be much appreciated and will help to support our vital work with some of the most vulnerable communities around the world helping them to lift themselves out of poverty.