This Christmas, the families and loved ones of Missing People, supporters and guests of the charity and members of the public are invited to attend Carol Services around the UK, in Edinburgh, Liverpool, London and Manchester.
The annual events are designed to bring people together to remember those who are missing at Christmas. Each Carol Service features a unique line up of performers and readers, with tickets for the Manchester and Liverpool Carol Services being entirely free of charge, thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery. The services are a very poignant time for those missing someone they love and an opportunity to come together in solidarity and hope.
The first ever Missing People Carol Service in Scotland will take place at St John's Church, Prince's Street on Tuesday 6th December 2016. Our fantastic friends, X-Factor stars and operatic multi-platinum-selling vocal quartet G4, will be performing and we will welcome Annabelle Ewing MSP, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, who will be giving a reading.
Following last year's well-attended Carol Service in Liverpool, this year's service will take place again at All Saint's RC Church, Anfield.
Tickets to this service are free of charge but we advise you to register for tickets in advance.
Missing People's flagship Carol Service at the magnificent St Martin-in-the-Fields on Trafalgar Square is a sell-out every year and in 2016 will take place on Monday 12th December.
The Carol Service will be hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald OBE and will feature moving tributes from familiars of missing people, readings from actors Amanda Redman, Rebecca Front and Jason Watkins.
Music will be performed by the Royal Mail's "Mail Voice Choir", the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Missing People Choir, which is made up of those who have experienced a loved one go missing and their supporters.
This year's Carol Service in Manchester will take place in Salford Cathedral on Tuesday 6 December and features the Greater Manchester Police Male Voice Choir. Tickets are free of charge but we recommend that you book online in advance as this event was very well attended last year and there is limited space.