Please may I ask that you spare a thought in your prayers for the clergy across Christendom who will be conducting services and all the stress, physical and spiritual that that entails. Please pray that Christ sustains them and nourishes them in all ways.
Please also pray for the many thousands of seafarers across the sea who wont have a chance to have a Christmas as the majority of them on the sea will be busy working.
I'd like to give a personal thank you to John Hendy for the help he has freely given me in the establishment of this website as well as the photographs he has provided for the site (they're mostly his!).
The photo for this blog is of the Great East Window at St Nicholas, Leeds (near Maidstone). Its a beautiful picture - Christ the Alpha and the Omega of all things - holding all things in being yet willing to humble himself to be born of a woman in a stable in Bethlehem. Let us ask God to place in us the light of Christ so that we may be a light in the world today, to bring the joy of Christ to the hearts of others, as Christ bought joy into the world in that stable a little over 2010 years ago.