St Patrick's Parish Church, Glenarm, hosted a Victorian Christmas on Friday December 11.
The historic church was beautifully decorated for the occasion, setting a very Victorian atmosphere.
The first scene took place in the kitchen where the housekeeper introduced the staff who, in turn, gave brief descriptions of their various duties. Poetry was recited and extracts were read from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
The scene then changed to upstairs. Lord and Llady Tickmacrevan and their guests, having finished their Christmas dinner, made their way to the drawing room where they and the staff entertained the audience with more prose, poetry and a selection of musical pieces. The guest pianist was Christina McCambridge and soloists were Jamie Johnston and Thomasena Hall.
To end the concert the audience joined with the performers to sing the first verse of Hark! the Herald Angels Sing. Everyone then enjoyed a cup of hot ginger cordial and shortbread before going home.
The proceeds from the evening go to the church Tower Restoration Fund.