Carol Concert a big success at Shrewsbury AbbeyShrewsbury Town’s annual Christmas Carol service went down a treat at the Shrewsbury Abbey last night.
The football club were heavily represented inside the packed out Abbey with members of staff, players and management all doing their bit when it came to singing carols.
Club Chaplain Reverend Phi Cansdale led the service and called upon several Town representatives to perform readings throughout the service.
Blues defender Micky Demetriou was first up with a reading of; A baby is born before the Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir bought the house down with their renditions of Christmas is coming, The Morning Star and the Twelve days of Christmas.
Micky Mellon then led by example as he put away Saturday’s team talk and picked up The Shepards visit Jesus.
Chairman Roland Wycherley led the applause for the pupils of Highley School who sang Away in a manger and One Night, before Club President Malcom Starkey signed off the clubs contribution with a reading of The Wise Men Visit Jesus.
Everyone who helped to put on the evening can be extremely proud of last night. Despite the awful weather outside just over 400 people joined the club as it prepares for Christmas.
The service was part of the Silent Night Carols events which are being held all over the county to remember Christmas Day 1914 when the guns fell silent on the western front as German and British troops laid down their weapons to exchange greetings, sing carols and play football - http://www.greaterlove.org.uk/