Willesden church to take part in attempt to break carol singing world record

Willesden Green Baptist Church will be part of UK wide mission

A group of vocalists in Willesden will be gasping for breath this Sunday as they attempt to break a world record for the largest amount of people singing Christmas carols at the same time.

The Willesden Green Baptist church in High Road, Willesden, is joining hundreds of others across the UK to aim to beat last year’s record of 18,100 people.

Fred Hall, a member of the church, says he is very excited about the event.

He said: “It is open to all members of the public; we are hoping anyone walking past will hear us singing and come and join in – we need all the help we can get.

“We’re expecting people of all ages. We’ve already got our tree up in the chapel so it should be a very festive affair!”

The congregation of around 200 people will be joined by a backing choir on to sing Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Away in a Manger and Hark the Herald Angels Sing - so if you know the words and can hold a tune, come along.

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The singing must be continuous, so there will be no breaks between the carols.

The record breaking attempt will begin across the country at 7pm.

Official witnesses will be present and photographic evidence must be sent into the Guinness World Records team for them to sort out the results.

St Michael & All Angels Church in Brentfield Road, Stonebridge, are also taking part in the event.