A. C. Benson recalled: ‘My father arranged from ancient sources a little service for Christmas Eve – nine carols and nine tiny lessons, which were read by various officers of the Church, beginning with a chorister, and ending, through the different grades, with the Bishop’. The idea had come from G. H. S. Walpole, later Bishop of Edinburgh. Almost immediately other churches adapted the service for their own use...it has been broadcast annually, even during the Second World War, when the ancient glass (and also all heat) had been removed from the Chapel. 

( for my father whom I would ring from London each year to say "...are you listening ?")

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