MORE than 150 people turned out to the annual Bromsgrove Community Christmas Carol Concert at the town’s St John’s Church.
A selection of festive favourites were sung, including Joy to the World, Ding Dong Merrily on High, Away in a Manger and Once in Royal David’s City.
There were performances from the Fairfield First and Finstall First School Choirs, along with a welcome from Bromsgrove District Council Chairman Coun Caroline Spencer and readings from Rev Paul Lewis and Coun Mike Webb.
The service was led by Rev Ray Khan who also delivered a few Christmas cracker jokes he had been sent on social media.
The event raised funds for breast cancer support group Bosom Friends and Brenda from the charity spoke about the organisation and its aims.
Dignatries from other Worcestershire councils also attended.
Coun Christine Bowden, the Mayor of Droitwich Spa, said: “I think the children were absolutely magnificent – it was a wonderful service.”
Coun Andrea Morgan, the chairman of Malvern Hills District Council, said: “I love carol services and the children’s singing was fantastic.”
Coun Spencer said: “I felt it was a real community carol service.
“The choirs were absolutely wonderful.”
Rev Khan said: “I always look forward to this service as it brings everyone together.
“It was great to hear Bosom Friends’ inspirational stories and I love it when school choirs come in and fill the church with their music.”
A collection was held for Bosom Friends and seasonal refreshments were served afterwards.