Chester Cathedral will give thanks for the work of the NHS at a special Christmas Celebration on Sunday 12 December starting at 3 pm.
Pre-registration is not required and members of the public can simply turn up on the day.
The service is an opportunity to say thank you for all those in the NHS and will be a fabulous festival of music and readings, featuring jolly Christmas carols and reflections on the last year. The service will give the community and city a chance to support the NHS and all who continue to offer care through the pandemic.
Canon Jeremy Dussek, Canon Precentor at Chester Cathedral, will be part of the team leading the community carol service which will be attended by representatives from churches from all denominations across Chester.
Canon Jeremy says: "Covid has affected all of us in some way and the country is indebted to the NHS and care services, who have worked tirelessly to serve us often at personal cost. Staff from the Countess of Chester Hospital, local surgeries, and Cheshire West Vaccination Programme will be giving Christmas readings; the service also marks the setup and opening of the Cathedral as a pop-up vaccination centre for the city."
"With last year’s lockdown, people are excited about coming back together to once more sing carols and we hope you can join us on Sunday for a celebration to bring the message and meaning of Christmas to all who care for us."
Parishes are encouraged to share this Facebook post to their pages before Sunday.
The service will also be streamed online for staff, friends, and worshippers who feel safer in their own homes.