Carols for Peace
This year’s ‘Carols for Peace’takes place in the City Chambers at 3.00 on Sunday 18th December and
everyone is welcome.
Carols for Peace was established by the city and the churches of Glasgow a decade
ago when the troubles in the Holy Land were particularly bad. It continues as an
annual celebration and while it is a joy-filled event it includes prayers for people everywhere
afflicted by violence, war and any kind of distress.
The Lord Provost of Glasgow, the Rt Hon Bob Winter, will be represented by
Bailie Catherine McMaster, and the Churches of Glasgow will be well
Before the civic and church representatives process into
the Banqueting Hall, there will be a ‘Proclamation of Christmas
Approaching’, then we will sing a carol before the Moderator begins the prayer:
as we celebrate the coming of your Son among us
we gather here, united in spirit with our sisters and brothers
in the Holy Land and throughout the world.
We acknowledge your love for all your children,
And we pray today that the whole human family
may be drawn more closely together in love and peace..
The celebration will consist mainly of carols, with a reading, some prayers for the city and the needs of
people everywhere, and of course, The Lord’s Prayer. The music will be led by
the Rutherglen Salvation Army Band and the St Mungo Singers, with the support of a
small ensemble. Refreshments will be provided after the event, and all are welcome.