Rev.d Mark Macaulay            Carol service              20th December 2020 [Download]

                             A very warm welcome to our Covid-secure carol service in the season of Advent or expectation and a special welcome to visitors. Did anyone notice that we happened to pass through Tier 3 on Saturday before we entered a new lockdown today called Tier 4? So far, only places of worship have been spared lockdown and we have a higher priority than Christmas shopping. Christians often complain that Christmas is too commercialised. But this Christmas season, churches get to stay open (at least for now) while shops have had to shut immediately with still a week to go. But sadly families can no longer have the Christmas they have planned. I look forward to Post-Covid times and the opportunity to participate in lots more wonderful events we would normally have during the year and indeed from week to week and I think I can cope better with commercial Christmas than Covid Christmas.

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