December 2023

‘A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices. For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.’ In his Christmas message, Bishop Paul reminds us that Jesus’ birth restores hope to a weary world. He shares, "this is why the church exists, not because Christians have all the answers to the biggest questions of life or never feel weary, but because the peace of Christ that passes all understanding can settle our restless hearts and awaken in us a thrill of hope

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT Today, we begin a new Church Year. We give thanks for all that has been and what shall be. We pray for disciples to grow wider, younger and deeper across our diocese. As we begin the season of Advent, we pray: Lord Jesus, light of the world, born in David’s city of Bethlehem, born like him to be a king: be born in our hearts at Christmas, be King of our lives today. Amen. We also pray for The Church of

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