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The Rector's Christmas Message

Merry Christmas? Happy New Year?

I hope so, but sometimes it’s all too hectic for comfort!  

Of course in the main this time of year is a time for family celebration, but we have to remember that for some people it could be a time of sadness; perhaps when the absence of someone close feels very real and painful. 

For others too, it might be that illness or other personal difficulties cloud the prospect of celebration. On the other hand it might just be the time of year to catch up with family or friends that you have not seen for a while, particularly new children or grandchildren.

Whoever you are and whatever your circumstances, the real message of Christmas is about God coming among us and sharing our human life.

That means life in all its aspects: the fun, the frivolous, but also the serious and the hard and sad. 

When you want a break from Turkey and Tinsel, you might like to remember that the you can easily check when the Priory is open over the holiday period for private prayer and quietness by looking at the calendar on the website.   View calender

This page will tell you when one of the clergy will be there to read the Bible and say prayers with whoever appears. 

Of course, we very much hope that most people will be able to join in our joyful celebrations on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day — whatever your situation or your needs over the Christmas and New Year period, you will be very welcome!

Mike Kneen 

Team Rector

Our main services at Christmas are

Christmas Eve 4.30 pm Family Carols and Blessing of the Crib

Christmas Eve 11.15 pm Midnight Mass and Carols for Christmas Night

Christmas Morning 10.00 am Family Eucharist and Carols for Christmas Day

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