The Advent Carol Service was held in Buckfast Abbey on Saturday November 27th. The uplifting and contemplative service was led by Abbot David.
David Davies directed the music which included ‘This is the truth sent from above’, ‘Now the Holly bears a berry’ and Charles Wood’s great anthem ‘O thou the central orb’, as well as favourite Advent hymns.
Matthew Searle was organist, and his concluding voluntary, Bach’s Fantasia in G, demonstrated the versatility and power of the Abbey organs.
As usual the event was well attended with the large choir occupying the Nave, and the congregation seated in the choir stalls and side aisles, and it was enjoyable to one again come together and sing, after the gloom and restrictions of the past two years.