Tom Felton attended the “Together At Christmas” community carol service at Westminster Abbey in London yesterday.
The service was led by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, who welcomed the congregation to the Abbey and pronounced the Blessing.
HRH The Duke of Cambridge and Paralympian Kim Daybell gave readings from St Luke’s Gospel.
There was music from Leona Lewis who sang O holy night; and from Ellie Goulding who sang Have yourselves a merry little Christmas.
Author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay read his own composition, commissioned for the service, reflecting on love and togetherness at Christmas.
Actor Tom Felton read A letter from a soldier to his sister at Christmas; and broadcaster Kate Garraway read Christina Rossetti’s poem Love came down at Christmas.
The Venerable Tricia Hillas, Canon Steward and Archdeacon of Westminster, gave a reflection, and led prayers at the Abbey’s nativity crib.
The service was sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey directed by James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers. The organ was played by Peter Holder, Sub-Organist, and before the service by Matthew Jorysz, Assistant Organist.
The service will be broadcast in the UK on ITV at 7.30pm on Christmas Eve.