On a cold, dull afternoon of torrential rain the brightness and warmth of Buckfast Abbey was matched by the friendly welcome we received for our Advent Carol Service.
A choir of about seventy singers filled the front of the Nave and the capacity congregation filled the rest of the available space.
Matthew Searles, the Master of Music at the Abbey, did an excellent job in directing the choir and David Davies was his usual amazing self at the organ. The service was led by the Abbot of Buckfast and provided a contemplative yet uplifting start to a new Christian year.
Thank you to all those who contributed to this memorable occasion.