Comedians and Carols come to Minchinhampton Parish Church

Published: Tuesday December 13, 2022

Comedians and Carols poster showing the actsFriday 16 December will see festive cheer at Minchinhampton Parish Church in a one-off seasonal show, Comedians and Carols.

This popular show is an adaptation of the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols service including stand-up comedy, live music and sing-a-longs. Compered by Paul Kerensa, who has written for TV’s Miranda and Dead Ringers, it will also feature Sally-Anne Hayward, Tom Elliot and the Folk group ‘Folk On’.

The show has toured the UK every Christmas since 2008 and Holy Trinity Church and Minchinhampton Baptist Church have helped secure a fabulous performance on Friday 16 December.

Talking about the event, Holy Trinity’s Revd Canon Howard Gilbert said, “Comedians and Carols is an exciting alternative to the traditional Christmas panto, especially for older children and adults.

“With the comedians’ own take on the Christmas story, the show is filled with laughs, making the story of the birth of Jesus Christ accessible to all, even if you’re not overly religious.”

Associate Minister, Danny Brown, of Minchinhampton Baptist Church, said, “Comedians and Carols is a fantastic show which helps bring the Christmas story to a modern-day audience.”

Paul himself said, “It’s the perfect occasion for church folks and non-churched pagan sceptic humbug Scrooges alike, to come together for hohohos and hahahas. With comedic takes on carols on the big screen… and no cringing or preachiness. It’s Just Good Solid Fun, where we simply entertain.”

The show starts at 7.30pm, with a bar open from 7pm. Tickets are £10 and are available from Minchinhampton Baptist Church and Holy Trinity church offices, from the Market Stores in the town or by emailing ku.gr1680282236o.hcr1680282236uhchc1680282236nim@n1680282236imda1680282236, or on 01453 889004.

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