Dear Brothers and Sisters
On behalf of the Avon Stour Pastoral Area, I wish every joy and blessing during this Christmas season to you and all your families.
For many, however, the Feast will be anything but festive. We particularly remember in love and prayers those who have lost loved ones recently. It will inevitably be a very testing time for them. Similarly we commend to God those who are seriously ill at this time.
So let us all be mindful of those who will be suffering this Christmas. May God bless our efforts to be mindful and helpful to them in every way possible, as brothers and sisters should.
May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your minds and your hearts in the knowledge and love of God, and of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
Fr John Chadwick, Co-ordinating Pastor for Avon Stour Pastoral Area