18th Oct, 2017

Hundreds turn out to sing, remember and ensure a happy Christmas for all

Shaun Reynolds 29th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

HUNDREDS of people turned out for the Church of Jesus Christ’s annual charity Christmas carol concert.

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Coun Michael Hammon, was amongst the attendees which also included MP Jim Cunningham and Keith Redhead, president of the Coventry Phoenix Rotary Club.

Not only did the concert allow visitors to share and reflect on the story of the Saviour’s birth, there was also a chance to provide much-needed gifts for under-privileged children living in the city.

Hundreds of books, toys and other small gifts were donated and distributed by Rotary to ensure that every child in Coventry had a Christmas to remember.

The congregational singing was complimented by a number of musical items performed by choirs and groups – including music from some children.

Lord Mayor Michael Hammon was impressed by the charitable donations and said he was delighted to attend the Christmas Carol Concert.

He added: “It was great to see all the wonderful donations made for local children.

“It is gratifying to see that we have so many generous people in our city – I would like to thank the Coventry Phoenix Rotary Club for organising the collections.”

Keith Penfold, leader of the church in the Coventry area, expressed his delight at the purpose and result of the charity focused concert.

He added: “We are grateful to work with our friends from Rotary to help children in our community.

“Christmas time is an opportunity for all of us to remember the birth of Jesus – but more importantly to help someone around us as that is the essence of the example set by Jesus.”

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