Mayor’s Community Carol Service goes online due to pandemic

Published: Fri 17th December, 2021

The Mayor of Charnwood’s Community Carol Service on Monday December 20 will be shown online only due to the pandemic.

Organisers had been planning to have a reduced capacity audience at All Saints Parish Church. However, due to the increasing number of Covid cases nationally, a decision has been taken to move the event to just being online.

People who had booked tickets are being informed.

The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Paul Baines, said: “We were really looking forward to welcoming people to the carol service but due to the increasing number of Covid cases around the country we feel it is a sensible decision to make this a virtual only event.

“The Church will be broadcasting the service live so I would encourage people to tune in, get a bit of festive cheer and if you are able support my chosen charities Living Without Abuse and Marie Curie.”

The service, which will feature the choir from the Leicester LGBT Centre, starts at 7pm and will be live-streamed to YouTube (

A link to donate will be made available during the broadcast but you can also make donations to the Mayor’s chosen charities via the methods below:

  • Living Without Abuse: Donate via the webpage:
  • Marie Curie: Donate via the webpage:
  • Alternatively, people can donate via BACS to the Mayor’s Charity Appeal 2021-2022 using the following details and the funds will be divided equally or as specified by the donor:
    • Account name: Borough of Charnwood
    • Bank name: HSBC
    • Bank address: 41 Market Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3EJ
    • Sort code: 40-30-24
    • Account number: 61820559
    • Reference: Please add in ‘Mayor’s Charity’. 
  • Or send a cheque made payable to ‘Charnwood Borough Council Mayor’s Charity’ to: The Mayor’s Office, Charnwood Borough Council, Southfield Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2TX.
  • Full details about the Mayor’s Charity Appeal here: