Holy Trinity Church

Broad Croft, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 0BD      01454 620975

Welcome to the Bradley Stoke Community Carol Service 2023


This event is brought to you by the four churches based in Bradley Stoke, with support from the Willow Brook Centre, Bristol Veterans Brass Band and Bradley Stoke Radio, not to mention our amazing local primary school choirs. We hope you’ll have a fabulous time celebrating with us.


If you’d like to do more celebrating with us or would like to know more about the Christian faith, there’s information about our Christmas services and the Alpha Course at the bottom of this page.


Please do join in with the singing of the three carols below.


O come, all ye faithful

John Francis Wade; translated by Frederick Oakeley


1 O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,

O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!

Come, and behold Him, born the King of angels!

O come, let us adore Him;

O come, let us adore Him;

O come, let us adore Him,

Christ, the Lord!


2 God of God, Light of Light,

lo, He abhors not the virgin’s womb;

very God, begotten not created;

O come, let us adore Him…


3 Sing, choirs of angels; sing in exultation;

sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above!

Glory to God, glory in the highest!

O come, let us adore Him…




O little town of Bethlehem

Philips Brooks


1 O little town of Bethlehem,

how still we see thee lie!

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

the silent stars go by.

Yet in thy dark streets shineth

the everlasting light;

the hopes and fears of all the years

are met in thee tonight.


2 O morning stars, together

proclaim the holy birth,

and praises sing to God the King,

and peace to men on earth.

For Christ is born of Mary;

and, gathered all above,

while mortals sleep, the angels keep

their watch of wond’ring love.


3 How silently, how silently,

the wondrous gift is giv’n!

For God imparts to human hearts

the blessings of His heav’n.

No ear may hear His coming,

but in this world of sin,

where meek souls will receive Him, still

the dear Christ enters in.


4 O holy Child of Bethlehem,

descend to us, we pray;

cast out our sin and enter in;

be born in us today.

We hear the Christmas angels,

the great glad tidings tell;

O come to us, abide with us,

our Lord Emmanuel!



Hark! the herald angels sing

Charles Wesley/George Whitefield


1  Hark! the herald angels sing,

“Glory to the newborn King:

peace on earth, and mercy mild,

God and sinners reconciled!”

Joyful, all ye nations, rise,

join the triumph of the skies;

with th’angelic hosts proclaim,

“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Hark! the herald angels sing,

“Glory to the newborn King”


2 Christ, by highest heaven adored,

Christ, the everlasting Lord,

late in time behold him come,

offspring of the Virgin’s womb:

veiled in flesh the Godhead see;

hail th’incarnate Deity,

pleased with us in flesh to dwell,

Jesus, our Immanuel.

Hark! the herald angels sing,

“Glory to the newborn King”


3 Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!

Hail the Sun of Righteousness!

Light and life to all he brings,

risen with healing in his wings.

Mild he lays his glory by,

born that we no more may die,

born to raise us from the earth,

born to give us second birth.

Hark! the herald angels sing,

“Glory to the newborn King”



If you’ve enjoyed celebrating with us today, we’d love to welcome you to more…