Singing sensations

Members of the congregation at St Johns Church, Crossley Road, Ravenhead are linking uup with other churches across the country to take part in a carol singing world record attempt.'Pictured are seven members of the congregation taking part LtR: Sue Brown, Mary Ellison, Paul Henry, Jean Brown, Alan Abbot, Margaret Abbot and Joan Hill
Members of the congregation at St Johns Church, Crossley Road, Ravenhead are linking uup with other churches across the country to take part in a carol singing world record attempt.'Pictured are seven members of the congregation taking part LtR: Sue Brown, Mary Ellison, Paul Henry, Jean Brown, Alan Abbot, Margaret Abbot and Joan Hill

ANYONE fancy adding a world record to their Christmas list?

Parishioners at a St Helens church are set to join forces with thousands of enthusiastic singers across the UK this weekend in a bid to smash the carol singing Guinness world record.

It is hoped that as many as 20,000 people nationwide will simultaneously sing five festive favourites alongside St John’s churchgoers in Ravenhead.

Among the carols set to be sung this Sunday evening (December 18) are the classics Silent Night, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and O Come All Ye Faithful.

St John’s event organiser Paul Henry said: “This is an ideal opportunity for families from across our communities to come together and celebrate Christmas, with the unique opportunity to also set a new world record.

“We hope that around 20,000 people nationwide will take part in the event and everyone will be made welcome - whether they go to church or not!”

Arranged in partnership with Premier Radio, the world record attempt is free to take part in and open to all.

Doors will open at the historic St John’s Church - which opened on Crossley Road, Ravenhead, back in 1869 - at 6pm this Sunday.

People are asked to be in their seats by 6.40pm, at the latest, to allow the guidelines set by Guinness to be adhered to.