By 2019 James Hervey-Bathurst
We were invited by the President, Lady Darnley CStJ, to attend this service in St Martin’s Church, Hereford. It was led by the Chaplain-Designate, Bishop David Thomson, assisted by the Chaplain, the Revd Martin Loveless and the Ven Ron Hesketh, National Chaplain & Almoner, the St John Fellowship. The organist was John Eden.
It was a very good service, with outstanding singing by the Ethelbert Consort, a Herefordshire choir.
The Chaplain-Designate will certainly do a good job for St John Ambulance if the precedent of the carol service is followed.
Afterwards, we went to the church hall for the presentation of awards and for seasonal refreshments. It was obvious from the awards how much the volunteers do to make St John Ambulance such a valuable service in our county.