Lessons and Carols

The service known as the Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a tradition followed by Anglican and other Christian churches worldwide. Trinity began conducting this service in 1958, following the ceremony established at Kings College in Cambridge, England in 1918.

In this service, the community hears and receives the story of “God with us” through nine passages of scripture along with carols and anthems of Christmas. The Chapel Singers and other student musical groups lead the musical portions of the service. All are invited to join in the singing of the carols. Readers are chosen from among the wider College community.

This year Trinity’s Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Molly Jane Thoms, program coordinator of the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (molly.thoms@trincoll.edu, (860) 297-2012).