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Sancta Lucia 'Festival of Light' Service


Main Cathedral
08th December 2012 18:00 - 19:00

In conjunction with the Nordic Church in Liverpool, a unique and beautifully atmospheric Swedish procession and service of light, featuring the choir ‘Till Glädje’ from Alingsås and Karlstad, Sweden.

The service will be held in conjunction with the Nordic charity 'Liverpool international Nordic Community'.

A candle-lit performance of the choir in the darkened cathedral is part of the service, starting with a candle-lit procession of the choir up to the transept area They then sing Swedish traditional Lucia songs and the performance is concluded with a candle-lit procession.

The Lucia songs and carols are traditionally sung in Sweden on the morning of 13 December by children in families, by employees at work and by choirs in hospitals and official places.

On one of the darkest mornings of the year, Lucia offers, with the lit candles on her head, traditional saffron buns, (lussekatter); ginger biscuits (pepparkakor) and coffee to the family in remembrance of what she did as a martyr so many years ago.

The choir ‘Till Glädje’ comes from two towns, Alingsås and Karlstad, in Sweden. There will be about 50 members participating in the service and it is led by Louise Hellgren, who has worked as a church musician for over 20 years. She has been engaged in the Swedish Seamen’s Church’s activities for many years.

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Tickets @ £5.00 (Children under 12 FREE) available on line

or can be purchased from

The Swedish Church, Liverpool
0151 709 7763  

or from

The Cathedral Shop
0151 702 7255  

on the door on the day

Car Parking – FREE

Further Enquiries
The Nordic Church, Gustav Adolf Church
138 Park Lane
0151 709 7763

The Cathedral shop will remain open until the start of the service. Light refreshments will also be on sale from the Welsford Restaurant and at a sale point in the Baptistery until the start of the service.

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