Friends Join Society for Annual Lantern Parade

Joined by its residents, friends and the local school, The Abbeyfield Kent Society, a charity that provides housing and care for older people, celebrated Christmas with a seasonal church service and lantern parade.

Pupils of St Peter's CofE Primary School sung carols at the service
Pupils of St Peter's CofE Primary School sung carols at the service

The Society’s Lantern Parade takes place each December at the picturesque Friars in Aylesford and provides residents of Abbeyfield Kent homes with an opportunity to attend a seasonal service with their close friends, family, staff and friends of the Society.

Each year, the festive celebration sees the community of Kent coming together to celebrate Christmas with a seasonal church service, followed by a candlelit parade around the scenic grounds as the sun sets.

After the collective parade, guests warm up with a mince pie and hot drink in the tearoom, whilst socialising with other guests and chatting about the event. 

Pupils of Aylesford’s St Peter’s Church of England Primary School joined the Society this year and sung a range of seasonal carols, whilst one pupil presented a reading.

Leon Steer, Chief Executive at The Abbeyfield Kent Society said: “Aylesford Priory is a wonderful venue for a Christmas event and it provides a very special backdrop for our annual festive event.

“It is very important for the Society that our residents are able to enjoy a special Christmas service, and we do all we can to ensure they are afforded every opportunity. This year's Lantern Parade really was special, everyone at the Society is already looking forward to next year.”

Posted : 09/12/2016

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