On Sunday 4th December 2022, Aylesford Prior had a ‘Light up a Life’ Carol Service, for the Heart of Kent Hospice. The service allowed reflection on the loss of life, yet the transformation of a person into a precious and eternal memory.
During the service, Phoebe Connell (Lower Sixth) led the congregation into Once in Royal David’s City with a solo of the first verse. The carol was accompanied by East Peckham Silver Band, who added a wonderful brass accompaniment. The Maidstone Singers also featured in the service, as well as West Malling Community Choir.
Various readings and reflections were held to allow the congregation to remember those they would be without this Christmas, and lights were distributed in order for each member of the congregation to hold a light in memory of their lost loved ones. It was a beautiful service set against the incredible backdrop of the Priory, as an important event in the calendar for many of the attendees.