December 2022

These winter months are likely to be very difficult. You may be facing 2023 with fear or a feeling of hopelessness – whether for the world, for this nation facing its many challenges, or for you personally.

In the run up to Christmas, we observe the season of Advent – time for confronting darkness and pain and suffering, including our own suffering, failure, or regret.

Darkness needs light. I believe that Jesus is the light in that darkness, not only for us personally but as the World’s true light. I do hope that you will be able to join us for the Christingle Service on 18 December, where the symbol of light is so vividly shown, and also at the service on Christmas Eve at St. Martin’s.

As we journey through Advent and towards Christmas, let us trust that Jesus, the light of God, will hold us together and see us through.

With every blessing,