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Willie Park the Piper leads Church and Civic Leaders into the packed Banqueting Hall

Bailie Kyle Thornton, who gave the welcome on behalf of the City Council, Lord Provost’s Office and the Church Leaders

The South Side Fiddlers with Imogen Millar and April MacCauley who played Oh Ho;y Night and a Lament for remembrance.

The St Mungo Singers who led the carol singing and sang Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring.

And finally Max, celebrating his first Carols for Peace and his first Christmas with members of his family.

Glasgow Churches Together would like to thank the Lord Provost’s Office, the Duty Manager Gerry McSorley and his dedicated team for everything they did to make the event go as smoothly as possible.

We would also like to thank Cordia for  the refreshments and their support.

Our thanks to all of the Church Leaders and those who participated and supported the service in any way.

Our thanks to the South Side Fiddlers who, as usual, played so well with choices to match the various parts of the service and also kept us entertained during the tea and coffee afterwards.

Thanks also to the Music Ensemble with Carissa on Harp and John on Whistle, the other players on various instruments and also the Salvation Army Band.

Again thanks to the St Mungo Singers and their Musical Director Mgr. Gerry Fitzpatrick for leading us in the carols.

We also need to apologize to those of you who were turned away at the door, as in the Christmas Story there was no room at the Inn, well in this instance the Banqueting Hall of the City Chambers. There was an unprecedented attendance this yea, we would normally have between 250 and 300 people attending, this year we had 420+ and we believe about 30 people turned away, think of yourselves as living out the Christmas Gospel.

Our sincere apologies to those of you who were disappointed, hopefully you will attend our future events in January celebrating St Mungo, the patron Saint of our city.

A collection was taken for the Lord Provost’s Children’s Fund and Raised a grand total of £985.41.

Thank you for your enormous generosity and you can be assured it will got to support children in Glasgow.

In the meantime we wish all of the Citizens of Glasgow a Peaceful and Joyful Christmas.