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Carol Concert A Success At Shrewsbury Abbey

17 December 2015

Hundreds Pack Cathedral For Christmas Event

Reverend Phil Cansdale said:

"It was a really good turnout and it's good that more people came to support it than last year.

"It was great to see teams including the Ladies team and the Youth Team here and everybody who has taken part on the night, from Highley Primary School to the Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir."
Shrewsbury Town in the Community manager Jamie Edwards said:
"It was a fantastic evening and one we all really enjoy.

"It's fantastic to get in and among and see all of the fans.

"To celebrate at such a beautiful cathedral is a really special moment at this time of the year for the Club."
Micky said afterwards:

There were many different carols and musical interludes with the Highley Primary School pupils and the Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir, and the Shropshire Borders Scouts Wind Band played before the concert.

Manager Micky Mellon provided the third reading of the night with 'Angels on the wing' (Luke 2:8-14) before Club President Mal Starkey made the final reading with 'Sent off by God' (Luke 2:14-20).

He was then followed by Shrewsbury Town Ladies player Natalie Turner, who read 'A child is born' (Luke 2:1-7).

Midfielder Ogogo provided the first reading of the night with 'A King in a different league (Matthew 1:18-25).

Shrewsbury Town players Abu Ogogo, Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Jayson Leutwiler and Dominic Smith were in attendance.

Guests were greeted by Shrewsbury Town scholars as they entered the cathedral before Reverend Phil Cansdale (Club Chaplain) got things underway.

Over 300 people packed into Shrewsbury Abbey on Thursday evening for Shrewsbury Town in the Community's 2015 Christmas Carol Concert.
There was a collection at the end of the service with a 50/50 split towards the work of TEARFUND and Hope House Children's Hospice."There were great readings and it was good to see different players involved."

"It was really good to see a full Abbey and people singing their hearts out.

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