First and foremost, contrary to what some headlines are saying, Christmas is not cancelled. It will certainly be different, but we will still celebrate the birth of Christ as best we can.
The restrictions that take effect from the 26th of December will have an impact on us all with limited gatherings and contact. Thankfully, our churches are allowed to stay open, albeit with a reduced capacity.
The maximum number of people permitted to be in church at one time is now 20. If you would like to attend church for any service, please use the booking system so that we can keep within the allocated number. The Sunday service from Holy Trinity will continue to be live streamed and available via the regular media sources that we use.
I realise that this may be a difficult time for many since we are not able to do what we would normally do. As always please continue to hold one another in prayer and support.
The Christmas story and the birth of our Lord reminds us of hope in the face of adversity. It is this hope that will sustain us all in these trying and difficult times.
I wish you all a safe and blessed Christmas.
Prayers and best wishes to you all.
Almighty God, you have shed upon us the new light of your incarnate Word, giving us gladness in our sorrow and a presence in our isolation; fill our lives with your light until they overflow with gladness and praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord.