Minister's Letter

Minister's Message for December 2019 :

Come, Lord Jesus!

Greetings everyone and a very Happy December! This month we begin Advent and the new church year, we celebrate Christmas and the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, Prince of Peace and we conclude one year while we look forward to the next. What an amazing few weeks lie ahead of us. And, for some, it is also their birthday and so we wish you a very Happy Birthday from all of us at Christ Church. And, during this month, we also have so many great opportunities to tell one another and the people who live and work around us, the wonderful Good News – with carol singing, and Messy Church, and Christingles, and midnight services and so much more. Do come and do let others know that we are here and celebrating.

Last month, as I wrote the Newsletter, we also had some great things to which we were looking forward. These have now happened, and it is with great delight I record that the Christmas Fayre was a great success and great fun, and between us all, and the community, we raised £924.35. Well done and huge congratulations to everyone and all that you did to make that possible.

We also welcomed Bishop Stephen, Langley Mackrell-Hey and Yvonne Laws as Alex, Bahador and Beth were confirmed, and Beth also baptised. The Bishop spoke of the calling that we all have and share in our baptism, as God’s people and family. It was a wonderful and joyous occasion. Do remember them, and all of us, in our prayers, as together in our world, we live out our calling as God’s people and family.

May you know the peace, the joy, and the love of our Lord Jesus Christ through this month and in this season of Advent and Christmas.

Yours in Christ.