Get ready to follow the star to Tesco in Marlborough at 4.30pm on December 12 when the popular drive-in carol service returns to the supermarket car park. The nativity celebration, organised by the town’s Emmanuel Church, will feature Herod on a motorbike and the Wise Men arriving by supermarket trolley ‘camels’, following a star to the baby Jesus.
There will be mince pies donated by Tescos and a prize for the best decorated car.
Book early to get a place. Admission to the 4.30pm service is free but space is limited and must be booked here
Car park carols allows people to gather and sing their favourite Christmas hymns at the tops of their voices from the warmth of their cars, or next to their cars if preferred, in a Covid safe environment.
Emmanuel’s pastor Reuben Mann said last year’s inaugural car park carols was so popular that the church laid on a second service, immediately after the first. He commented, “Townspeople told us how much they enjoyed hearing the carol singing ringing out across the town and we welcome everyone to join in with our celebration this year.
Emmanuel Church was started six years ago by churches in nearby towns to share the good news about Jesus Christ. Emmanuel has grown since then, with families attracted by children’s groups both during their Sunday afternoon services at Christchurch, New Road, and midweek.”
Emmanuel will also be holding a traditional carol service on December 19 at 4pm in Christchurch, and an all-age service at 9am on Christmas Day at Christchurch. All are welcome. For more details click here.