It may have had to move inside, but Petersfield's annual Carols In The Square event drew a big crowd last Thursday evening.
The threat of high winds and heavy rain saw organisers switch the festive concert to the more warm and comfortable surroundings of St Peter's church. Residents of the town packed into the pews and were in good voice as they enjoyed singing the carols and listening to the readings.
Accompaniment was provided by Petersfield Salvation Army Band.
Many of the several hundred people who attended were clutching their carol sheets which had been published in last week's Petersfield Post.
Afterwards everyone was rewarded for their efforts as mince pies were served.
Organisers of the event, Petersfield Area Churches Together (PACT) were pleased with how the evening went. John Callaghan, chairman of PACT, said: "It was good to see so many people enjoying singing the old traditional carols. Sometimes we turn up and there can be just a few of us outside singing, but I think everyone who turned up this year really enjoyed themselves."
Thank you for the sum of £12.55, for food bank use, received from the collection taken at the PACT Carol Service.
|The Advent candles in St Peter's||The Salvation Army Band get ready|
|People enjoy tea, coffee and mince pies after the service|
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