church joins nationwide carol singing world record bid
church congregation in Highbridge took part in a world record
attempt on Sunday (December 16th) for the most people singing
the same Christmas carols at the same time.
current record was set last year when churches across the UK and
abroad attracted a total of 18,114 carol singers to sing five
classic carols in unison beating the previous record of
14,100 set in 2009.
people at Highbridge's Gospel Tabernacle Evangelical Church joined
in Sunday's record attempt when five carols were sung in churches
up and down the country at 7pm for 15 minutes. They now have a
wait before finding out if the record was broken.
judges were Highbridge PCSO Sarah England and Highbridge County
Councillor John Woodman. John told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
was a brilliant evening and it was really lovely to see the best
of Highbridge coming out."
Kelton Black, pictured, pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle Church,
added: "We were delighted with the turnout and thank everyone
from our local community for taking part in what was a fun event."
Christian Radio co-ordinated the national attempt and played the
five carols on the radio, enabling local churches to use the broadcast
as their backing music for the nationwide record attempt.
carols sung were Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Little
Town of Bethlehem, Away in Manger and Hark the Herald Angels Sing.