KINGSTEIGNTON Mayor, Cllr Ron Peart recently held his Annual Civic Carol Service at the town’s Community Hall.  

The event was opened by Town Crier Jackie Edwards who delivered her joyful seasonal message, followed by a warm welcome from Mayor Councillor Ron Peart to his fellow dignitaries from other local towns and parishes, invited guests, Kingsteignton Town Councillors and to the children of the Choir in Year 6 from St. Michael’s Primary School. 

Reverend David Goddard of Kingsteignton Community Baptist Church lit the advent candle prior to the first carol – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.

Readings were delivered by Reverend Jessica Ashcroft-Townsley the recently appointed Reverend of Kingsteignton United Reformed Church, local resident Liz Thompson, Town Crier Jackie Edwards, Father Mark Smith of St. Michael’s Church and Bex Hooper of Kingsteignton Town Council.  The Year 6 Choir from St. Michael’s Primary School gave a beautiful performance of Christmas songs.

A retiring collection was made during the service for the Mayor’s Charity, ‘Walking Alongside – KingsCare Mental Health Support’ which raised over £130.00.