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Over 250 Old Fettesians gathered in London on Tuesday 17th December for the London Old Fettesian Carol Service at St Michael’s, Chester Square.

The congregational singing was at true Fettes volume with the additional treat of an excellent reformed Chapel Choir led by David Goodenough, Director of Music (Staff 1998-Present). The Service was led by Revd Simon Downham (Gl 1975-1980), with an address from Duncan Watkinson (Ca 1961-1965). Traditional readings were from Amanda Forsyth (née Baker), President of the OFA (Ar 1982-1984),Mark Peel (Staff 1983-2007), David Simpson (Mo 2001-2006)and Helen Harrison, The Head (Staff 1996-Present).

The atmosphere after the Carol Service was one of complete friendship as OFs enjoyed meeting and greeting with old friends, and new, over mulled wine, with mince pies very generously provided by Leakers Bakery, courtesy of Jemima Hastings-Dasent (CE 1988-1992).

We do hope that everyone has a very happy Christmas and that the 16th of December is saved in the diary for 2020 for us all to gather together again in our 150th anniversary year!