Tag Archives: Christmas

Advent, Christmas days and COVID-19 Tiers are all starting


For people who are aware of the religious focus that is part of the preparation towards Christmas yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent. Tomorrow will be an important day for some additional people as the first day of the … Continue reading

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Have a great Christmas


As someone who has worked professionally within a range of church structures, the truth is some people do not celebrate Christmas until Advent is over which is in effect Christmas Eve. Many of them carry on celebrating Christmas albeit with … Continue reading

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Why do Politicians spoil Christmas?


Last Christmas I posted a blog about the seasonal message from David Cameron as Prime Minister. As I pointed out there was little wrong with the message itself, however coming from a man who had overseen five years of the … Continue reading

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The problem with Christmas messages


I grew up in a household that regularly attended Church, even on holidays when we would find a church to attend, more out of duty than enjoyment. Christmas was always a very special time and there was the excitement of … Continue reading

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Empty streets


The link between religious Holy Days and national holidays in many nations is clear but also presents challenges for those of us who celebrate the same or similar religious Holy Days in a different fashion. Few people are aware that … Continue reading

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Challenging words


According to Twitter, Liam Fox has written a piece for todays Sun newspaper. I have not seen the full article and the image above does not provide the complete text, however it seems sufficient to give a flavour of what the … Continue reading

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Thin ice for skating


In October 2009 Lucy Winkett wrote in the Comment is Free section of the Guardian “To say that the church should not dirty its hands with the appalling dilemmas, confusions, and impossible decisions that emerge in war is to misunderstand completely … Continue reading

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We can’t rely on apathy


This morning the Guardian has published an article which should act as a spur for all of the Political Parties to spend the rest of their Christmas Holidays working on a plan B to enable themselves to do things differently. However it … Continue reading

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Thank You


Today as many of us settle down with families or friends (or those of us who choose to be alone) for Christmas, I am so grateful for all of the men and women who are going to be hard at … Continue reading

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An odd time of Year


December has arrived as we knew it would, for once the first day of December is a Sunday so the first advent calendar windows are being opened as those who have a Christian faith will be holding their First Sunday in … Continue reading

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