World record carol singing attempt set to go ahead at Grays Baptist church

PLANS are underway at Grays Baptist Church, Hathaway Road, Grays RM17 5HH as they prepare to take part in a
Carol Singing Guinness World Record attempt on Sunday 18th December.

The Premier Christian Radio initiative hopes to beat the current World Record for the largest number of people singing carols together across multiple locations. The aim is to recruit over 15,000 people to join in for 15 minutes of carolling.

The record attempt is part of the ‘Christmas Starts with Christ’ campaign, which exists to engage people with the true meaning of Christmas. It includes church poster, national newspaper and radio advertising.

Accepting the challenge, pastor Colin Baker said, “Our church is always open to visitors and being on the main road through Grays we do see a lot. However, some people who might not bother coming to an ordinary carol service might come along if the event was part of a World Record attempt. Also, some people just love singing carols and are just waiting to be invited – consider yourself invited!” The service will formally begin at 6.30pm on Sunday 18th December and the World Record Attempt begins at 7.00pm.

All any church needs to do is sign up at www.christmasstarts.com/worldrecord. They will need musicians to lead the singing and have a nominated person to click people in and record the attendance.

Carols on the night will include Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful , O little Town of Bethlehem and Away in a Manger – and song sheets will be provided.

The World Record attempt is part of a wider campaign organised by Premier Christian Radio in partnership with ChurchAds.net and Church from scratch. The ‘Christmas Starts with Christ’ campaign aims to engage people with the true meaning of Christmas. Log on to www.christmasstarts.com for more information.

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