Heanor Churches are Attempting to Break a World Record this Christmas
7th December 2011
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Want to be in the Guiness Book of Records?  Love singing Christmas Carols?

Then go along to either Heanor Baptist Church or to St Lawrences Church in Heanor, both of which are taking part in a huge attempt to break the world record for carol singing on Sunday 18th December.

At the moment, the record stands at 14,100 people all singing the same carols at the same time, but this year the organisers want over 15,000 people singing in churches up and down the country all at the same time, for 15 minutes from 7pm to 7.15pm.

Worried that you might forget the words? The carols that will be sung are all favourite classics, which most of us will have been singing since a very small age:

  • Silent Night
  • O Come all Ye Faithful
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Away in a Manger
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing

So no excuse not to get involved.  Even if you're not particularly religious, be part of something huge this year and have some fun at the same time. 

Heanor Baptist Church will start their Carol Service at 6.30 and will have plenty of mince pies available, whilst St Lawrences starts at 5.30 and also includes mulled wine to accompany thier mince pies (although some may prefer to have a tipple before they go along to help them loosen up and really get into a singing mood)

The event will only count if more than 25 people aged over 10 years old are in the group, so both churches are asking as many people as possble to come along and help make this happen.

So far we've not heard of any Ripley Churches joining in, but if you do know of one, please let us know so we can add it and let everyone know.

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