Bucks Advent Calendar: Tuesday 19 December – Staff and students appear in Christmas films


Date: 19th Dec 2017

Eagle-eyed students and staff at Buckinghamshire New University will recognise a couple of familiar faces in films by the Church of England to encourage people to attend church this Christmas.

Church of England filmed the congregation and choir at All Saints Church in Castle Street, High Wycombe, at Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and Christingle services for the films supporting its #GodWithUs Christmas 2017 campaign.

Revd Jenny Ellis, Co-ordinating Chaplain – Multi-faith Chaplaincy, and Head of Careers Kath Dunn, can be seen singing with the congregation on one of the films, and Kath speaks in another.

Both films are on the Church of England’s website and shared on its social media. Third-year BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Air Travel student Lauren Winter also performs as part of the choir.

Revd Ellis said: “It was great to be part of these films. If you have been thinking about going to a church service, Christmas is the ideal time to go.

“There are lots of services aimed at different ‘audiences’ and you will almost certainly know the songs. Give it a go. What have you to lose?”


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