This year we have a someone very special doing one of our Carol Service readings – you!

We’re inviting any members of our community to join in with a compilation video for one of the readings of the nativity story. We hope to edit together lots of familiar faces to keep our Carol Service a reflection of of our wonderful church family here in Penarth.

You don’t have to be a perfect speaker. And isf you want to film yourself with your family, or other members of your household – that’s great too.

The deadline to give us your videos is Sunday 5th December, but the earlier the better!

How to get involved

  • First get the reading. It’s Luke 2:1-20 and you need to use the NIV (to make sure everyone’s sing from the same hymn sheet, as it were…..)
  • Next, decide where you’re going to film yourself. It should be somewhere quiet, that’s evenly lit.
  • Put your camera / phone in landscape, and try and make sure we can see you nicely.
  • Press record on your camera, then get in position, take a breath, smile and begin.
  • Check your video recording, to make sure you’re happy with it. You can always do it again if you want.
  • Send us your file, upload it to this drop box link below

The finished video will be played at our Carol Service which will be streamed and saved on our YouTube channel. By submitting your video recording, you’re accepting that we’ll edit it into this video, which will be made available online. If you’re not comfortable with this, then please don’t send us your video. 

  • If any children or young people are in your video – When the videos you send us are used by the production team they will be part of the Tabs services or items that appear on YouTube and facebook, and therefore in the public domain. If any children  or young people up to the age of 18 years appear in your video, please  send an email to confirming the filename of your video, and that you are their  parent or guardian. In your email, please give us consent to use the recording and share the final video publicly online. No videos involving children or young people can be used without this written consent.
  • The very last closing date for videos is Sunday 5th December, so please send us your recording as soon as possible..

We’re so looking forward to this years live and in-person Carol Service. Some members of our community may not be able to attend in person, but we hope this video will give everyone the chance to be involved.

Our Carol Service will be on Sunday 19th December, at 6pm, live at Tans and streamed online on YouTube.