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A Village Christmas Carol Service, 1906



The Parish Church of Ss. Peter & Paul, Bishops Hull, near Taunton, Somerset.

A Service Sheet produced for the Christmas Carol Service at the Parish Church of Ss. Peter & Paul, Bishops Hull, near Taunton, in the Diocese of Bath & Wells, in 1906.

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The Vicar from 1894 to 1913 was the Rev. Richard Charles William Raban, M.A. (1839-1913). The Order of Service was probably similar to the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols introduced by Bishop Benson at Truro Cathedral, suitably modified to suit a small church. The carols listed are:

'Twas in the winter cold,
We three kings of orient are,
The manger throne,
In the fields with their flocks abiding,
What Child is this?
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Once in Bethlehem of Judah.

all of which can be found on The Hymns and Carols of Christmas website.

Other Christmas hymns, such as "O come all ye faithful" and "Hark! the herald angels sing" would probably have been included from Hymns Ancient & Modern.

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