Credit to: All involved in the service
Content from: The Carols By Candlelight Programme

Carols By Candlelight - a church service
2nd December 2003

First, I would like to say a big thanx to all the people who participated in the service, and those who made the evening possible, it was a great event and a pleasure to be there. I last heard that 650 tickets were sold with a total of 13,000 raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The following is taken from the Carols By Candlelight Programme, pictures of the programme are available at the gallery and via the links at the bottom of this page.

Carols By Candlelight

St. Lukes Church

Sydney Street, Chelsea

2nd December 2003

In aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust
and in memory of Alice Martineau

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'Somewhere there is an angel watching over your life,
sometimes there is a silence, somewhere a face in the light'

Alice Martineau

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Once in Royal David's City
Once in Royal David's City
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid Her baby
In a manger for His bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ Her little child.

He cam down to earth from heaven
Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable
And His cradle was a stall:
With the poor and mean and lowly
Lived on earth our Saviour holy.

And through all His wondrous childhood
He would honour and obey
Love and watch the lowly maiden,
In whose gentle arms He lay:
Christian children all must be
Mild, obedient, good as He.

And our eyes at last shall see him
through his own redeeming love,
for that child so dear and gentle
is our Lord in heav'n above;
and he leads his children on
to the place where he is gone.

Not in that poor lowly stable,
With the oxen standing by,
We shall see Him, but in heaven
Set at God's right hand on high,
Where like stars his children crowned
All in white shall wait around.


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Welcome by The Reverend Christopher Kevill-Davies

Reading by John Standing

O Come, All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold him,
Born the kind of angels:

    O come, let us adore him
    O come, let us adore him
    O come, let us adore him
    Christ the Lord.

God of God,
Light of Light
Lo, he abhors not the Virgin's womb.
Very God,
Begotten not created:

See how the shepherds,
Summoned to the cradle.
Leaving their flocks, draw nigh with lowly fear:
We too will tither
Bend our joyful footsteps:

Lo! star-led chieftains.
Magi. Christ adoring,
Offer him incense, god and myrrh:
We to the Christ-child
Bring our hearts' oblations:


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Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all ye citizens of heav'n above:
Glory to God
In the highest:

Address by Sir Robert Johnson

Away in a manger

Away in a manger,
No crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head,
The stars in the bright sky,
Looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus Asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing,
The baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus no crying He makes
I love thee, Lord Jesus!
Look down from the sky,
And stay by my side until morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus:
I ask thee to stay
Close by me forever and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children,
In thy tender care,
And fit us for heaven,
To live with thee there,

Reading by Luke Martineau


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Anthems sung by Sunningdale School Choir

The Sussex Carol
Arranged By Willcocks

Long Ago In Bethlehem
Arranged By Tate

The Angel Gabriel

The angel Gabriel from heaven came,
his wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame;
"All hail," said he, "thou lowly maiden Mary,
most highly favored lady," Gloria!

"For know a blessed Mother thou shalt be,
all generations laud and honor thee,
thy Son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold,
most highly favored lady," Gloria!

Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head,
"To me be it pleaseth God," she said,
"my soul shall laud and magnify his holy Name."
Most highly favored lady, Gloria!

Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ was born
in Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn,
and Christian folk throughout the world will ever say--
"Most highly favored lady," Gloria!

Reading by Lucy Taylor


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Solo by Olivia Shrive
O holy Night by Adolphe Adams

Silent Night

Silent night Holy night
All is calm all is bright
'Round yon virgin Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heav'nly host sing Alleluia;
Christ the savior is born;
Christ the savior is born.

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth;
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.

The Lord's Prayer


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The First Noel

The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter's night that was so deep

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
    Born is the King of Israel

They looked up and saw a star,
Shining in the east, beyond them far,
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night.

And by the light of that same star,
Three wise men came from country far;
To seek for a king was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.

This star drew night to the north-west,
O'er Bethlehem it took its rest,
And there it did both stop and stay
Right over the place where Jesus lay.

Then entered in those wise men three,
Full rev'rently upon their kneww,
And offered their in his presence,
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heav'nly Lord,
Who with the Father we adore
and Spirit blest for evermore.

Reading by Jenny Agutter


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Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Hark, the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King;
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled:
Joyfull all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies,
With th' angelic host proclaim,
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"

   Hark, the herald angels sing
   Glory to the new-born>
Christ, by highest heav'n adored. Christ, the everlasting Lord. Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of a virgin's womb!
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail, th'incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with us to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel.

Hail, the heav'n born Prince of Peace!
Hail, the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Ris'n with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that we no more may die,
Born to raise us from the earth,
Born to give us second birth.

Prayers and blessing


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We would like to thank you all for your support this evening and to
wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We would also like to thank the following, without whom this evening
would not have been possible:

The Martineau family for their support and guidance, The Sunningdale
School Choir and Amy Dawson, Galliard Healthcare Communications,
Sir Robert Johnson, John Standing, Jenny Agutter, Luke Martineau,
Lucy Taylor, Olivia Shrive, Ian Crocombe, Charles Clifton, Liz
Williams, Prue Dawson and all the staff at St Luke's Church, Sydney

Very special thanks to Robin Fletcher for printing the programme.

The Reverend Christopher Kevill-Davies
Director of music: Stephen Lea
Organist: Benjamin Frost

There will be a retiring collection as you leave the church in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Pictures below are resized to fit on the screen, larger pictures can be found in the Gallery.

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