On Sunday, December 4, a service of Nine Lessons and Carols will take place in the church at 5:00 p.m. This service was drawn up by Edward White Benson, Bishop of Truro, in 1880 for use in the then temporary wooden cathedral, with four hundred people attending at 10:00 p.m. The service was later adapted for use by King’s College, Cambridge, who made it popular through their annual television broadcast, which continues to this day. Here at St. John’s, there will be an opportunity to hear music by Harold Darke, John Tavener, John Gardner and William Mathias. The service will be followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.