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Carols ring out at St Clement Danes

On Sunday 11 December, hundreds of guests enjoyed an unforgettable festive afternoon at the Royal Air Force Central Church, celebrating the spirit of Christmas for the RAF Benevolent Fund’s Carol Service.

Duke of Kent School choir

St Clements Danes Church has played host to the charity’s annual Christmas Carol Service for many years welcoming old and new faces each year. Guests arriving at the iconic Church were welcomed by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force playing a selection of seasonal music.

The service of nine lessons was performed by different readers each representing various ranks of the RAF, including a member of the Air Cadets, the RAF Benevolent Fund’s Controller, Air Vice-Marshal David Murray and The Venerable (Air Vice-Marshal) Jonathan Chaffey.

A special thank you to Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief of the Air Staff, for also taking part and supporting this year’s service.

Guests were also treated to singing from both the St Clement Danes and Duke of Kent School choirs, with the evening ending with mulled wine and mince pies on the Church forecourt.

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