St. Stephen’s to host Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6807 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, on Sunday, December 23, will hold a storytelling and caroling service celebrating Christmas. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m.

“Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” will be the church’s musical gift to the community, reported The Rev. Lucia Lloyd. The program will feature a septet of professional musicians who will lead the free service.

The service combines the reading of Bible passages interspersed with the singing of carols, said Rev. Lloyd. The story begins with Adam’s…