Learning the Carol The Angels Knew

Torchlight Procession to Silent Night – played on the accordion


Procession of Colony & Pack Flags to organ music, No Escorts required

Received by District and County Staff


Welcome by Rev. Mike Harmon.


Introduction by Sherlock (Ian Carnell Deputy County Commissioner)


Carol – ‘Away in a Manger’ on screen – played on the organ.


Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,

The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head.

The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,

The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.


The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes

But little Lord Jesus no crying He makes.

I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky,

And stay by my side until morning is nigh.


Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay

Close by me forever, and love me I pray.

Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care

And fit us for heaven to live with Thee there.


Prayers – Sherlock


First Reading – two Beavers

Reading 1

Born in a stable – Luke 2 v. 4 – 7

When it was nearly time for Mary’s child to be born, a law was announced by the Emperor Augustus that all the people in the land should be registered, and everybody had to go to the town where they had been born for this registration to take place.  


Joseph went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to the town of Bethlehem in Judea, the birthplace of King David.  Joseph went there because he was a descendant of David. He went to register with Mary, who was promised in marriage to him.  She was pregnant, and while they were in Bethlehem, the time came for her to have her baby. She gave birth to her first son, wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger – there was no room for them to stay in the inn.


Carol –  ‘Little donkey, little donkey on the dusty road’ (on screen) played on piano.


Little donkey, little donkey on the dusty road,

Got to keep on plodding onwards, with your precious load

Been a long time little donkey, through the winter’s night

Don’t give up now little donkey, Bethlehem’s in sight


Chorus: Ring out those bells tonight, Bethlehem, Bethlehem,

             Follow that star tonight, Bethlehem, Bethlehem.

             Little donkey, little donkey, had a heavy day.

             Little donkey, carry Mary safely on her way.


Little donkey, little donkey, on the dusty road,

There are wise men, waiting for a sign to bring them here.

Do not falter, little donkey, there’s a star ahead.

It will guide you, little donkey, to a cattle shed.




Second Reading by two Cubs

The Shepherds  – Luke 2 v, 8-16

There were some shepherds in that part of the country who were spending the night in the fields, taking care of their flocks.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone over them. They were terribly afraid, but the angel said to them ‘Don’t be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people.  This very day in David’s town your Saviour was born – Christ the Lord! And this is what will prove it to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.’

Suddenly a great army of heaven’s angels appeared with the angel, singing praises to God:

‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on

Earth to those with whom he is pleased!’

When the angels went away from them back into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us.’


So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and saw the baby lying in the manger.


Talk – Based on the Beaver Promise


Carol – The Angels Knew


Collection to be done during aforementioned carol


Receiving the Charity money raised by Beavers & Cubs


Prayers by Beavers and Cubs


Carol – The 12 Days of Christmas on screen and led by Sherlock – played on piano.

A partridge in a pear tree

Two turtle doves…

Three French hens…

Four calling birds…

Five gold rings…

Six geese a-laying…

Seven swans a-swimming…

Eight maids a-milking…

Nine ladies dancing…

Ten lords a-leaping…

Eleven pipers piping…

Twelve drummers drumming…


Return of Colony & Pack Flags


Blessing by Rev Mike Harmon


Refreshments to be served in the church      

Draft timings subject to change as I’m sure everything will change on the night and

We’ll be finished earlier

17:30: Church will be open – Sides Person’s and Stewards, need volunteers to help

Sides Persons seat everyone, briefing before service

18:00: Beavers, Cubs, Parents start to arrive

18:15: Run through Contemporary song to be sung by all later in service

18:30: Candlelit Procession (1 x Beaver Colony & 1 X Pack)

18:35: Colony & Pack Flags process through church, received by County & District

18:40: Opening Address by Rev. Mike Harmon

18:45: 1st Carol – Away in a Manger

18:50: Prayers

18:55:1st Reading – 2 Beavers – one from each side of the County – Blythe & Cole

19:00: 2nd Carol – Little Donkey

19:05: 2nd Reading – 2 Cubs – one from each side of the County – Blythe & Cole

19:10: Talk by Youth Worker

19:20: 3rd Carol – The Angels Knew, led by Interns from Worship Central based at Gas Street, Birmingham

19:30: Receive money/collection on behalf of chosen charities

19:40: Prayers written by Beavers and Cubs to be read out

19:50: 12 Days of Christmas – Led by Sherlock

19:55: Return of Colony & Pack Flags

20:00: Blessing by Rev Mike Harmon

20:05: Refreshments available in Church