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This weekend we begin our Advent journey, it is a time of preparation for the Feast of the Nativity, the Incarnation, the birth of Jesus.


The weeks of Advent are the darkest of any season, nights are long and days are short but we look forward to greeting the one who brings light to our lives.


The beautiful words of the Benedictus, the prayer of Zechariah - the father of John the Baptist, which is said every day at Morning Prayer, set the tone for our reflections:


‘As for you, little child, you shall be called a prophet of God, the Most High.

You shall go ahead of the Lord to prepare his ways before him,

‘To make known to his people their salvation through forgiveness of all their sins, the loving-kindness of the heart of our God who visits us like the dawn from on high.

‘He will give light to those in darkness, those who dwell in the shadow of death, and guide us into the way of peace.’


May our preparations be truly blessed and our Christmas celebrations happy and holy.

Welcome from the Editor

He will give light to those in darkness

Peter H