Images from the 2017 Bournville Village Festival

The Christmas Eve, Carols on the Green

Christmas Eve sees the annual gathering on the Bournville Green for Christmas carols commencing at 6pm. A wonderful Bournville tradition stretching back over 60 years.

Organised by the local group of Christian churches, the service is always wonderfully led by Canon Peter Babington, the vicar of the Bournville Parish Church.

Under the light of Bournville's famous Christmas tree and to the magical accompaniment of the Carillon bells, played by famed carillonneur Trevor Workman, thousands of people celebrate the imminent arrival of Christmas by singing a selection of traditional carols and listening to readings from to bible.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a lantern of some description to add to the atmosphere.

Members of the Bournville Village Council are always on hand to assist and marshal the visitors. They also bring collection buckets so that, at the end of the service, people are able to give generously toward supporting worthy local charities.

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