Christmas 2020 – Comfort and joy?

“The light shines in the darkness…”

It’s been a strange, difficult year, and for some, perhaps for you, a sad one. So, can we still speak about “good tidings of comfort and joy”? Well, we’d say yes. This is because at the heart of all our Christmas celebrations is the birth of Jesus. God himself becomes one of us, entering into our world to share in its joys and its sadness, and to bring us hope of lives – and a world – made new. If you would like to take time to celebrate God’s gift to us, then you’re welcome to join one of our services over the Christmas period, or just check out the video below.

Our Christmas Eve Watchnight Service is at 11.30 pm on December 24th, with carols, Bible readings, and a reflection on the birth of Jesus. It’s a chance to enter Christmas Day with a focus on the Christ child at the heart of Christmas. This will be held in the church (though with some restrictions on numbers) and will also be online, via Zoom. If you’d like to join us in church you are very welcome, though please email or phone us first to make sure there are still spaces for you. If you wish to join us online, please email us and we’ll send you a link, or go via our Facebook page where you’ll find the link from about 10.30 pm.

And if you want something reflective to watch in your own time, here are some Christmas thoughts based around the carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem” https://youtu.be/1Y2Cdvri7Jo

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