While many community Christmas events have been cancelled due to Covid restrictions, a church at Leigh has found a way to hold its traditional carol service – by moving it outside.
St Michaels and All Angels Church will have Christmas Carols in the Outdoors this Tuesday, December 21 on the lawn outside the church at 12 Hauraki Road.
Due to current Red Light restrictions, entry to the lawn area is by vaccine pass only and social distancing is to be maintained, but Alan Macdonald of Leigh Central will be setting up large speakers in the church grounds so that anyone can listen and join in from outside the church grounds as well.
“Apologies in advance for the volume, but it has been a rubbish year, so it will be good to let the vocal chords rip!” he said on the LoveLeigh Facebook page.
Anyone attending should bring their own outdoor chairs, rugs “and voices”, and songsheets will be available from the church gate on the night.
Organisers said all the community was welcome to participate and enjoy the carol service, inside or outside the church grounds, as Christmas was for everyone.
Christmas Carols in the Outdoors will run from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on December 21, or at the same time on Wednesday, December 22 if it’s wet on Tuesday.