Pupils on song for tv show

WIGAN youngsters have featured in a Songs of Praise episode.

St Oswald’s RC Church in Ashton was packed out with congregation, singers and a BBC film crew as an Advent service was recorded.

A pupil in the St Jude's Choir

A pupil in the St Jude's Choir

Among those taking part were pupils of St Jude’s RC Primary School in Worsley Mesnes.

The candle-lit ceremony will be screened on Sunday, December 15.

One service, which will only be screened in the spring, is already in the can having been taped at the same venue. Choirs from around the area were sent invitations to bolster the singing and rehearsals held at St Oswald’s last week.