Carols by Candlelight on YouTube from Ascension 20th December

Dear all,

here is the link to our Carols by Candlelight service which is online from Sunday 20th December

It will be ‘5 Lessons and Carols’ rather than the 9 we have when in church! and last 45 minutes.

It includes live recordings of our choir, and is chance to sing carols indeed – even if it is at home!

And our prayers for all of you with this sudden, and often upsetting, change of plans with last night’s announcements of just Christmas Day together. Particularly for anyone who was staying away. Pray for people in London and the South East who can’t even meet up for the 1 day!

When all is stripped away, let us hold fast to the Lord. Here is the strong but kindly verse I used in my reflections yesterday evening – let us hear the words of Jesus:

“Write this letter to the angel of the church in Philadelphia.‘This is the message from the one who is holy and true,    the one who has the key of David.What he opens, no one can close;    and what he closes, no one can open’I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me”.

Revelation 3.7-8

Yours in Christ

Robert