The annual Advent Carol Service for Amersham Common Scout Group and Chenies & Chalfont District Guiding was held at St Aidan’s Church in Finch Lane, Amersham, on Monday December 2nd.
During the service each of the uniformed services were represented on stage to recite the story of the birth of Jesus. Members of Cubs and Brownies told the story of the visit by the angel Gabriel to tell Mary and Joseph they had been chosen by God to bear him a son.
Two members of the Beavers told the audience that the baby was to be called Jesus.
Throughout the service, carols were sung and enjoyed by all members of the audience, along with the children.
At these annual events, one of the uniformed services chooses a charity who will receive the donations made at the end of the service. This year the charity was chosen by the 1st Chenies & Chalfont Brownies, who selected Liberty’s Legacy.
The charity was named after Liberty, a young girl who was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma of her tibia and who died just two weeks after her 14th birthday.
Janet Walford, Little Chalfont Parish Councillor, said the evening was a huge success.
She commented: “Thanks to all the children who took part, and the organisers of the event who ensured that each of the children’s groups had their successive turn on stage and for arranging the many aspects of the event.
“We are delighted to report that the service raised the fantastic sum of £220 for the charity. Well done everyone.”