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Signpost & Church services - December 2021

on Thu, 25/11/2021 - 12:00pm

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Revd Leonora Hill
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Dear Friends,

As I write this, we are preparing for Leonora’s departure and planning for the vacancy and it strikes me that as we look forward to a time of change in the Benefice, this is also what is happening to all of us this Christmas time. Last year we managed abridged Carol services and only a small choir singing the carols; services had us all suitably distanced from each other; families were making rather different plans for Christmas and many of us did not see family from then until late summer and some did not even see family at all. As we spend the time of Advent waiting for the coming of the Christ Child, we are also waiting and planning to meet up with family, to deliver presents and to return to some form of normality, albeit we will still be taking care because of Covid.

Once again we are all going to have the chance to welcome Joseph, Mary and the donkey into our homes for a night on their journey until they arrive in our churches on Christmas Day. A time for us each to ponder on the events leading up to Christmas and prepare ourselves for the joy of Jesus’ arrival and to join with the angels and shepherds in singing ‘Glory to God and Peace to all’

This comes with my wishes for a happy and blessed Christmas to you all.

Mary