At Your Service

THE Centenary of the Christmas Day Truce will form the centrepiece of this year’s Plymouth Argyle Carol Service at Home Park.

As well as traditional festive carols and a whole host of other attractions, the service – on Wednesday, December 17 – will mark the unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914 during the first world war.

At the heart of what promises to be an evening to remember will be the singing of a specially adapted version of Silent Night.

Also, Hyde Park Junior School Choir will be singing some songs and helping lead the carol singing; Argyle players and coaching staff will perform the readings; and Mutley Baptist Band are leading the music.

Argyle owner James Brent will be there, too, along with – of course – Father Christmas, and there will be a special message from Argyle chaplain Arthur Goode.

The service will be held at the Devonport end of Home Park, beginning at 7pm. Gate opens at 6pm and admission is, as always, free.