Monday 10 December 2012

UK Oil & Gas Chaplaincy to Hold 2012 Christmas Carol Service

The UK Oil & Gas Chaplaincy will once again hold its annual Christmas carol service, bringing together those with a connection to the oil and gas industry to celebrate the festivities.

This year’s service will feature carols sung by children from Aberdeen’s Charleston Primary School, who will open proceedings with ‘Once in Royal David’s City’.

The service will be led by UK Oil & Gas Chaplain Reverend Gordon Craig and will feature readings from: Rev Stephen Taylor (Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting, Aberdeen), Rev Canon Graham Taylor (St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Aberdeen), Deacon Brian Kilkerr KCHS (Apostleship of the Sea, Aberdeen) and Rev Dr Ian McLean, Assistant Chaplain to the UK Oil and Gas Industry.

Reverend Gordon Craig said: “The annual oil and gas chaplaincy Christmas carol service is always an uplifting event and a chance to remind ourselves of the real spirit of Christmas.

“I’m very pleased to welcome the children from Charleston Primary School this year, who I know have been practicing their singing very hard in preparation!

“Regardless of whether or not you’re connected to the oil and gas industry, all are welcome to come along, join in with the carol singing and get into the Christmas feel.”

Barbara Gray, head teacher at Charleston Primary School, said: "We are delighted to have been offered this wonderful opportunity to sing at the annual oil and gas Christmas carol service. Thank you to the UK Oil & Gas Industry Chaplaincy for extending the kind invitation. The children have been busy rehearsing their songs and are looking forward very much to sharing them with you on Wednesday."

The event will be held on Wednesday 12 December at 12.30pm in the Oil Chapel and Drum’s Aisle, Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting, Union Street, Aberdeen. The service will be concluded by 1.15pm.

The UK Oil & Gas Industry Chaplaincy operates through the support of the Aberdeen Oil Industry Chaplaincy Trust which is fully funded by Oil & Gas UK. The Aberdeen Oil Industry Chaplaincy Trust is legally constituted and exists to administer the annual costs of supporting the Chaplaincy service.


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