Choristers rehearsing at Truro cathedral
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Carol tradition revived in Truro

The service of Nine Lessons and Carols, invented in Truro, Cornwall, is being revived.

The service of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College in Cambridge, better known as the Carols from King's, is one of Britain's oldest Christmas traditions.

But contrary to popular belief, it was actually invented by a bishop in Truro, Cornwall, in 1880.

This year, Truro cathedral is reviving that first carol service.

Nick Beake reports.

  • 17 Dec
  • From the section UK