‘Three Kings’ at Kings Hill
Christmas festivities began at Kings Hill on Saturday with the annual carols around the Christmas tree and the lights switch on.
Children from the three Kings Hill schools, residents, families and friends came together to join in the carol service led by Rev Mark Montgomery and see the tree lights switched on by MP Tom Tugendhat; the Archdeacon of Tonbridge, the Ven Julie Conalty; the Divisional Commander of the Salvation Army, Mark Herbert; and the Mayor of Tonbridge & Malling, Roger Dalton.
The 18ft tree, which was donated by Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust, was decorated with stars made by the children from the three Kings Hill schools.
Children from Kings Hill School sang ‘Once in Royal David’s City’, Invicta Primary sang ‘We Three Kings’ and the Discovery School sang ‘On a Starry Night’. All the children came together to sing ‘Midnight’ as a finale. The community sang carols accompanied by an 18-piece Salvation Army band.
There was also a collection of toys for the Salvation Army Appeal.
“It was a real community event which is just what Kings Hill is about,” said Liberty’s estate manager Susan Davies. “The children’s singing was wonderful and everyone enjoyed themselves as well as giving very generously to the toy appeal.”