About 50 people gathered for a traditional Christmas carol service held by the Anglican Chaplaincy of St. Petersburg in the Anglican church on 56 Angliiskaya Naberezhnaya last Tuesday night.
It was the first time an Anglican Christmas service had taken place in the building for nearly 100 years.
The congregation included British people who live and work in St. Petersburg, including British Consul General in St. Petersburg Gareth Ward, as well as many Russians.
"It was very important to hold this service exactly in this church that once used to be the center of the British community for more than 200 years," Ward said. "And it is very important for the British community to have access to this church again," he added.
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