A very busy Christmas

The Minster Choirs ahead of the Civic Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

The Minster Choirs ahead of the Civic Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Members of the Choirs of Grimsby Minster are now enjoying a well-earned Christmas break after a very busy December featuring countless carol services as well as the regular round of choral services.  Somewhere in between all of the singing at the Minster, there was also time to sing at Grimsby Fish Market at some unearthly hour of the morning on the day after the Civic Carol Service, as well as to enjoy some relaxation together on the Choir Treat day and at the Chorister party.

A huge thank you to all of our singers, as well as to parents and everyone else who works so hard behind the scenes to enable everything that goes on at the Minster.  We hope that you enjoy the remainder of Christmas, and look forward to the first choral service of 2015: Choral Evensong for Epiphany on Sunday, 4 January at 6.00pm!

A few photographs of the run-up to Christmas are attached, below, for your enjoyment!

David, ready to sing at the Fish Market

David, ready to sing at the Fish Market

A very early morning, singing at Grimsby Fish Market

A very early morning, singing at Grimsby Fish Market

Singing for our breakfast in the canteen at Grimsby Fish Market

Singing for our breakfast in the canteen at Grimsby Fish Market

Some of the Choristers, pictured at the end of bowling whilst on the Choir Treat day.

Some of the Choristers, pictured at the end of bowling whilst on the Choir Treat day.

One hat is not always enough, as the Choral Scholars discovered at Frankie and Benny's, whilst on the Choir Treat.

One hat is not always enough, as the Choral Scholars discovered at Frankie and Benny’s, whilst on the Choir Treat.

The Choristers singing "Away in a manger" with the other children present at the Crib Service on Christmas Eve.

The Choristers singing “Away in a manger” with the other children present at the Crib Service on Christmas Eve.

A mountain of food at the Choristers' Christmas Party.

A mountain of food at the Choristers’ Christmas Party.

A special visitor interrupted his Christmas Eve to call into the Choristers' Party.

A special visitor interrupted his Christmas Eve to call into the Choristers’ Party.

Midnight Mass, including a spirited rendition of Schubert's Mass in G.

Midnight Mass, including a spirited rendition of Schubert’s Mass in G.

"Born that Happy Morning": Christmas day at the Minster.

“Born that Happy Morning”: Christmas day at the Minster.

Happy Christmas: on holiday with a box of chocolates to prevent starvation!

Happy Christmas: on holiday with a box of chocolates to prevent starvation!

Senior Choral Scholar, David Whitworth, attempts a getaway with rather more than his allotted number of chocolates!

Senior Choral Scholar, David Whitworth, attempts a getaway with rather more than his allotted number of chocolates!

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