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Celebrate Christmas at Surrey County Cricket Club’s annual cricket-themed charity carol service on Thursday 9 December (7pm)!

The 2021 event, in aid of the Surrey Cricket Foundation and Surrey CCC’s international charity, Cricket Builds Hope, will take place at St Mark’s Church, Kennington, SE11 4PW, near The Kia Oval.

As usual there will be readings from VIP guests, including Surrey players Aylish Cranstone and Bryony Smith and Cabinet Minister Baroness Natalie Evans, plus music from the UK’s only choral cricket team – Faire Is The XI – and top brass ensemble London City Brass, in a service led by Rev Canon Steve Coulson, Vicar of St Mark’s and Chaplain to Surrey CCC.

You can view 2020’s virtual service below.

Tickets are FREE but there is a suggested donation of £15 per person, for those who can afford it, to support the work of the Surrey Cricket Foundation and Cricket Builds Hope. Donations will be split evenly between the two charities. Click here to book!

The Surrey Cricket Foundation is the charity charged with the delivery of recreational cricket in the area. It supports communities, schools and clubs by providing funding, knowledge, coaching and competitions in Surrey and South London. It aims to get more people playing cricket, and in doing so improving health and well-being of the recreational game and identifying young talent for Surrey CCC.

Cricket Builds Hope uses cricket and the spirit of the game as a tool for positive social change in Rwanda. For a minimum of £10 a month you can become a Friend of Cricket Builds Hope and receive exclusive invitations to CBH events throughout the year, including a pre-carols drink from 6pm on 9 December. If you are already a Friend of CBH, email to reserve your place (up to 2 per Friend of CBH) for the pre-carols drink.