St John Ambulance hosts Carol Service in Hessle

St John Ambulance is hosting a Carol Service at All Saints Church, Hessle, on Friday 8 December at 7pm.

All members of the public are welcome to get into the festive spirit and join the team on the day for carols, Christmas readings and awards, which will be handed out by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of East Riding of Yorkshire. Light refreshments will be served following the service.

The Carol Service will also allow the opportunity to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the St John Fellowship, with the Humberside Fellowship Group being the oldest in the country.

The St John Fellowship, of which there are hundreds of branches across the country and worldwide which promote, advance and encourage the work of The Order of St John, was founded by the Grand Council on St John’s Day in 1983.

They are always looking for more members to join their branches and help former members in need and to promote wellbeing, healthy living and friendship.

Jacky Bowes, the newly appointed Humber and East Riding Priory Group Chair at St John Ambulance (the Immediate Past High Sheriff of East Riding of Yorkshire), said: “I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to our Carol Service to all members of the public.

“It’s a great opportunity to get into the Christmas feel but also, like me, to thank our truly dedicated St John volunteers, for the amazing work that they do across our county, throughout the year.

“Our District Cadet of the Year, new County President and Fellowship members will be in attendance on the day to join in with the celebrations.

‘’We really do hope that you will join us on this special occasion and we look forward to seeing you.”

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