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A Wonderful Carol Service
Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate the beginning of the festive season with our wonderful Carol Service, held on Wednesday night at Croydon Minster. Once again, the Minster proved a fitting venue for the occasion as, during the service, Sixth Form prefect Siena laid a wreath at the memorial plaque of Dorinda Neligan, Croydon High School’s first Headmistress, thus marking the importance of the Minster in the School’s history.
A warm welcome of mince pies, festive biscuits and mulled wine greeted the congregation as they came in from the cold and the Minster looked its festive best. Reverend Canon Dr Andrew Bishop lead a beautiful ceremony, punctuated with heavenly singing from the Junior, Middle, Senior and Chamber Choirs and readings from different members of the School community. The traditional carols were sung with gusto by the congregation and the descant lines and brass rang out across the Minster. The Merry Christmas Cha Cha Cha from the Senior Choir and Do You Hear What I Hear sung by The Junior Choir both received well-deserved but perhaps slightly irreverent rounds of applause ….understandable as we all would like to applaud and thank every single girl who took part and sang and played so beautifully.
We were delighted to welcome so many parents, staff, governors and alumnae to celebrate with us and it was a treat to hear recent alumnae (2018) Charlotte, Amy, Elizabeth and Elise join the school choirs, as they have done for many years as pupils at the School. Thank you to them for making the trip back home especially to join us.