Special Epiphany Service raises funds for SVP, a Beneficiary

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The Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir premiered a new work by SVP member Frank Cottrell-Boyce at Trafalgar Square’s St Martin-in-the Fields in a special epiphany service on 6 January.


The Love that moves the Stars: A Gospel Celebration for Epiphany - was dedicated to the SVP, with all the collection funds going towards the ‘More Than Kind’ Christmas appeal.

All of the money raised from the More than Kind appeal will go towards helping those struggling with the rising cost of living, by offering support with debt, the provision of furniture, access to food banks, and with other everyday essentials.

Miko Giedroyc, co-founder and Trustee of the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir, has been a supporter of the SVP’s work for many years, and praises the work done by the SVP.

He said: “I got to know the SVP via my brother-in-law and the local SVP Conferences in Kent where he lives. He persuaded me to have a closer look at the charity and I was blown away by the work that they do.  The SVP provide an extraordinary grassroots service to the community and their work is truly incredible.”

Ken Madine, Director of Fundraising, said that SVP were thankful for the support of both Frank Cottrell-Boyce and the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir.

The combination of Frank’s creative interpretation of the Epiphany story and the rich voices of the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir was both inspiring and uplifting, We are very grateful to them both for creating this special event in support of our More than Kind Christmas appeal.

The service was led by the by Revd Dr Sam Wells.