Mayor leads way to open air service

A candlelight procession will be led through the streets of Belper by mayor Mark Robertson on Christmas Eve.

The festive march will start at St John’s Chapel at 7.45pm before making its way down to the Market Place – where a carol service will be held.

Reverend Anne Stratton will conduct the service, which starts at 8pm and will finish at 9pm.

The carols will be accompanied by Heage Band.

There are four carol concerts taking place at churches (see page four) and St Peter’s Church stages a Christmas Concert on December 22.