Christmas carols return to Midland Oval

Loke, Stella and Sofie Jensen put in some practice for the carols event.
Loke, Stella and Sofie Jensen put in some practice for the carols event.

THERE will be no more silent nights in Midland – for the first time in about 20 years there will be a community carols event on Midland Oval.

Organised by local church and community members under the auspices of the Rotary Club of Swan District, the free event will be on Sunday, December 23 from 5.30pm.

The Valley Church of Christ’s Reverend Ken Duffy encourages families to pack a picnic, rugs or chairs to join in the Christmas festivities, which will include a visit from Santa.

There will be a free sausage sizzle and refreshments provided by Salvation Army Swan View, the Nativity story for children and Carols and popular Christmas songs played by the Ascension Band.

There will also be a special performance by a local children’s group.

“We are delighted to see carols back in Midland and hope everyone will come along and celebrate this special time of year,” Reverend Ken Duffy said.

“A combined churches carol service took place on the oval for a number of years back in the 80s and 90s.”

He said although the oval had been the centre of controversy through the year with redevelopment plans started, Christmas was a time to set aside differences and come together in celebration.

Event sponsors include St John of God Hospital Midland Public & Private Hospitals, Bankwest, Perth Airport and Ascension Anglican Church Midland, and is supported by the City of Swan.