First hosted in 2016, our Christmas Carol Service has fast become a highlight of our fundraising year, bringing together friends, supporters and guests to celebrate the start of the festive season and the achievements of the charity over the year.

Held at the stunning St Giles-in-the-Fields Church in the heart of London’s West End, the service features musical performances, readings from stars of stage and screen, and congregational carols, and is followed by a drinks reception with the chance to enjoy a glass of wine and a mince pie or two.

In the past the event has featured readings from stars including Brian Blessed, Felicity Kendal and Sheila Hancock, as well as musical performances from gospel choirs Enchorus and the London International Gospel Choir.

The event has raised in excess of £25,000 for the charity.

Carols cancelled for 2020

It is with sadness and a heavy heart that we announce that there will be no African Promise Christmas Carol Service this year, not even in a virtual format.

Our Carols is a highlight of our fundraising calendar and we are desperately sad that we will not be able to come together with our friends and supporters this year when so many of us need something to look forward to. However, we very much hope it will be back, bigger and better than ever before, in 2021.

Christmas Carol Service 2019

Our fourth-annual Christmas Carol Service was a star-studded affair in the company of a stellar cast of readers, including Brian Blessed, Felicity Kendal and Colin Salmon, and more than 200 guests who helped to raise a fantastic total of £6,500.


Christmas Carol Service 2018

We enjoyed another wonderful evening in the company of more than 220 guests at St Giles-in-the-Fields Church on Wednesday 5 December 2018 for our third-annual Christmas Carol Service, raising more than £7,500 for the charity’s work in the year ahead.