People invited to Meltham’s Carols in the Park event
Dec 8 2009 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
PEOPLE are being invited to join one of the area’s largest outdoor carol services.
Meltham Churches Together is bringing Christmas to local people with its popular Carols In The Park event this Sunday.
Nigel Priestley, who is co-ordinating the event, said: “Church is often viewed as unfamiliar and irrelevant, yet people want to re-engage with the Christian story over Christmas time.”
The event started in 2004 with St James’ Church taking the lead by running Carols in the Park in the Robert Ashton Memorial Park.
With up to 400 people coming it is now thought to be the biggest outdoor carol service in the area.
Mr Priestley said: “This has become a genuine community event. It now involves all the churches in Meltham.
“The local schools are putting together a choir to sing one of the carols.Š It has the backing of Meltham Town Council and Crossroads. The event is free and there are free mince pies and mulled wine.”
Carols in the Park is this Sunday from 4pm to 4.45pm at the Robert Ashton Memorial Park at Huddersfield Road, Meltham.