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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Transformed church hosts carol service

PUPILS raised the roof at a Christmas carol service in a church transformed into a festive family attraction.

All the Year Seven pupils at Dowdales School in Dalton made the trip to the town’s St Mary’s Church last Tuesday.

In what is now an annual tradition, the church has been filled with Christmas trees decorated by local organisations, with each raising money for a charity.

Headteacher Julie O’Connor wrote in her school blog for December: “They sang well and listened intently, having learned about the service and carols in their music and religious studies lessons.

“The church is, of course, particularly beautiful at this time of year, decorated as it is with so many Christmas trees. Thanks go to the Reverend Allan Mitchell and the parish council for their help in organising this event and to Mrs Richardson, Mrs Bunter, Miss Donnelly and Mrs Crarey for their organisation in school.”

Later the same night, Dowdales was once more represented at the church when its chamber choir and Dowdales Jazz Band took part in a carol service organised in aid of St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston.

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