The annual Lincolnshire NHS carol services will be held at Boston Centenary Church on Tuesday 11 December and at Lincoln Cathedral on Monday 17 December, both services will start at 7.30pm.

The events are free to attend although there will be a collection for NHS charitable funds during the services. 

Whilst primarily aimed at all staff, volunteers and their families who work across the NHS in Lincolnshire, the services are also open to all members of the public.

Music will be led by the Lincolnshire Hospitals Band, the only NHS brass band in the country.

Reverend David Knight, Senior Chaplain at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) said he was pleased to be able to host two services again this festive season.

“As we head towards Christmas and the end of another challenging year, the annual service offers us an opportunity to come together as an NHS family to give thanks and to celebrate all the work that we do in Lincolnshire.

“We are extremely grateful that once again the Lincolnshire Hospitals Band will be leading the music at both services.

“Also, in the year that has seen the celebration of 100 years of the Royal Air Force, we are delighted that this year our singing will be supported by our local military wives choirs.

“At Boston we will be joined by the Coningsby Military Wives Choir, whilst at Lincoln we will be supported by the Waddington Military Wives Choir.

“The services are always extremely popular events and we are delighted to welcome all ages into our inclusive and family friendly celebrations.

“I look forward to meeting as many staff and their families as possible as we join together to celebrate another merry Christmas.”

Anyone who wishes to attend is invited to just turn up at either of the events, or for any further information, contact Reverend David via email on david.knight2@ulh.nhs.uk.