Christmas concert


Southend Bach Choir have announced their second annual Christmas Carol Concert in aid of HARP, Southend’s homeless charity.

Taking place on Saturday 22nd December from 7:00pm at St. Mary’s Church, Prittlewell, visitors will enjoy traditional carols in the stunning surroundings of the church. Free parking will be available at Roots Hall from 6:00pm.

Entry is free of charge, and the choir are asking for voluntary donations to be made on the night to HARP, Southend’s homeless charity.

Last year, the event raised almost £700 to help local people taking steps towards overcoming homelessness.

The Bishop of Chelmsford, The Right Revd Stephen Cottrell, will once again be reading at the event.

Chair of Southend Bach Choir, Ian Alston, said: “After such a successful event last year, we are delighted to announce the return of our Christmas carol service.

“It’s so humbling to know that our passion for singing can help to raise money for such a worthy local cause”.

Stephen Mansfield, HARP’s Fundraising & Communications Manager, said: “We are so grateful to Southend Bach Choir for once again choosing HARP as the charity to benefit from their Christmas concert.

“This sort of support from the community really does mean the world to the people who use our services.”

HARP help over 1,000 people who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless every year in Southend.

The charity aims to provide the support and accommodation that are necessary to help local people overcome homelessness for good.

For further information on the Christmas carols event, call 01268 772842 or visit 


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