Winter Carol Service

On the morning of Tuesday 14th December, the whole school gathered in Oxford’s Christ Church Cathedral for a special Carol Service. Staff donned high visibility jackets to safely walk the girls down to the city centre for the service, a Headington tradition

Later that day, in the evening, the School had the privilege of repeating the service with parents in attendance.

After a year’s hiatus, staff and pupils worked incredibly hard to enable these services to take place: safety was paramount, as was the excellence of the singing and reading. To minimise the number of people in the cathedral, tickets were restricted to families of those singing or reading in the service.

School Chaplain the Rev Tom Howell said: “It was no mean undertaking to ensure that this celebration of Christmas might take place. The readers read fabulously and the choirs and musicians were superb. My immense thanks to the Cathedral staff, the music staff and all those involved in making the service possible.

“It was so important to be able to gather at Christ Church, to hear the Christmas story once again: the story reminds us in these anxious and difficult days that the light of God, through the coming of Jesus, is a clear sign that ‘the light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not [and will not] overcome it.’

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