Chester Cathedral will be hosting a community Christmas carol service in aid of Christian Aid’s Syria Crisis Appeal this weekend.
A festival of readings, carols and traditional Christmas music entitled Carols for the City: Singing for Syrians, the service will also provide a pause for thought during the busy festive period.
Local MPs Chris Mathieson of Chester and Antoinette Sandbach of Eddisbury will be in attendance to highlight the plight of war-scarred Syrian families who have endured more than five years of conflict.
To date, half the Syrian population have had to flee their homes, and more than 4.9 million people are now refugees. In addition, more than 400,000 people have been killed.
Canon Precentor of Chester Cathedral, Jeremy Dussek, said: “Christmas is the time to remember that we should care for the poorest and weakest in our world. We hope members of the Chester community and beyond will join us in thinking about those who may be far away but urgently need our help.”
Carols for the City: Singing for Syrians will be held on Sunday, December 18 at 3.30pm. All are welcome and entry is free.