Drive-in carol services in Tesco’s car park will feature an angel on a motorbike, Mary arriving in a shopping trolley, mince pies, activity bags for children and more. Organised by Emmanuel Church, Marlborough, Car Park Carols starts at 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm on Sunday December 13.
Admission is free but you need to book a car parking space click here. The 4.30pm carol service is already fully booked.You are advised to bring a blanket and a warm drink in a flask. Then you can enjoy singing your favourite Christmas carols from the safety of your own car. Cars will be parked in alternate spaces.
Emmanuel’s pastor Reuben Mann said: “Due to the COVID restrictions, we couldn’t ask the community to come inside and sing with us … so we decided to come outside and sing with them instead. We are so thankful to Tesco for providing us with a venue and for donating the mince pies
We got the idea from a group called Faith-in-Kids, who are encouraging car park carols nationally. The carol service will also include a short all-age talk about finding hope for our dark times in the first Christmas story.
Emmanuel Church was started five years ago by churches in nearby towns, to share good news about Jesus Christ with the community of Marlborough and the wider area. Emmanuel has grown since then, with families attracted by children’s groups both during their Sunday services and midweek.”
Emmanuel is also holding a carol service on YouTube at 3.30pm on Sunday December 20, and plans to resume Covid-secure gathered services at Christchurch, Marlborough, from Sunday December 27.