Oldham in focus as BBC choose to screen Parish Church's Christmas Day service

Date published: 29 November 2018

BBC One’s Christmas Day service will be broadcast this year from Oldham Parish Church.

The show promises to feature a heartwarming Christmas family service, featuring popular carols, including O Come All Ye Faithful and traditional local favourite While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by night - 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 will be a special appearance by this year’s Youth Bishop, with the church following 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 with the Church. 

Tickets, arranged to help with planning for the numbers attending, are available free of charge. 

Please call 0161 624 4866 for further details.

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