North Strand Church to Mark 100 Years of Nine Lessons and Carols

By Lynn Glanville

North Strand Church

One hundred years ago today, on Christmas Eve 1914,
the first Irish Service of Nine Lessons and Carols was held in North Strand Church in Dublin (pictured). The service was organised by the Revd David Wilson who later became Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

He had seen a reference to such a service in Archbishop Benson’s ‘Prayers’, which was published in 1899. In it there was an outline of a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

The service has taken place in North Strand Church for
100 years and to celebrate this, the parish will mark the occasion with a special carol service on Sunday December 28 at 11.00 am. All are most welcome to come along, to sing many favourite carols and hear the traditional language readings.

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