THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Hearing carols brings memories of Christmases past flooding back. For those who want to find out where their nearest carol service, Midnight Mass or other festive celebration is taking place, visit achurchnearyou.com, which lists services by area and theme. Grander affairs in bigger churches and cathedrals, or charity fundraisers with celebrity readings, are often ticketed, so check specific websites for details in advance. If you’d like to be part of the singing experience, there are usually small local choirs looking for new members to swell their ranks for the Christmas period or longer. Visit nationalassociationofchoirs.org.uk or bigbigsing.org/ find-me-a-choir to track down a group near you.
Set of three red ceramic angels, £20, Gisela Graham