The Forum


Once in Royal David’s City: The History of Christmas Lessons and Carols
Just before St. Bart’s first-ever service of Christmas lessons and carols, Associate Rector for Formation and Liturgy Peter Thompson takes a look at how the tradition originated in late nineteenth century England; was developed by Eric Milner-White in twentieth century Cambridge; and continues to evolve as it spreads to a growing variety of contexts. What makes the service so special, and what will it add to the St. Bart’s experience of Christmas?