Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”


Members of the Grand Priory and friends will be carol-singing in the environs of St John's Wood on the afternoon of Sunday 13th December.  Last year a group of six singing for just under two hours managed to raise almost £400 for Saint John’s Hospice, and with increased numbers this year we hope to build on this.

The afternoon will be great fun and the quality of singing is not the most important thing; rather the numbers who are able to swell the overall sound.  It is a relaxed and jolly affair and will start from Fortescue House, 58 Grove End Road, (beside the Hospital main entrance) at around 2.30pm finishing in time for (restorative!) tea with crumpets and mince pies at around 4.00pm.  Everyone is welcome; the only prerequisite is enthusiasm.  Companions and members of the OMV are especially encouraged to come if they are able.

If you are able to come, it would help with catering if you replied to this post, giving numbers (not your name, of course), in the combox below.

Please note:  this is in addition to the Carol Service (see here) on the 15th, to which you are also very warmly encouraged!