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Letters to the Editor

The View from the Vicarage

Dear People of Kirton, Fosdyke and Algarkirk parishes, I am always interested to see just how Christmas has a way of bringing to Church individuals and families who, for various reasons, have not been to Church for months or years.  What a wonderful and grace-filled opportunity to put aside past differences and old habits and begin anew that prayerful relationship with the Lord and His Church community. As your parish priest I extend to all of you an open, grateful heart of welcome.

During Christmas we celebrate the birth of a baby who opens for us the way to a warm, intimate relationship with God.  Perhaps that is part of the reason why God the Son first comes to us as a baby.  Whose heart is not moved when they see a new born baby?   Defenceless, vulnerable and loveable, baby Jesus in the manger causes our hearts to reach out to him and in doing so come close to the heart of His Father.   God wants us to know his love and he wants to know our love so he sends his only begotten Son. 

Together, may we grow in strength and grace to know and celebrate together God’s presence in our lives and His dominion over all things of this world. May our Lord Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem, bless you, your families and loved ones at this blessed time of hope and grace.

Fr Paul

Special Dates For Your Christmas Diary!

December 4th
7:00pm Kirton Church features the amazing Ukulele Band in a Christmas Concert followed by quality Refreshments.

December 9th
Algarkirk Village Hall – St Nicholas Festival and Boy Bishop Ceremony at 5:00pm with Children’s crafts and activities. All are welcome

December 18th
Village Carol Sing. Join the Churches for a Village Carol sing – meet at the Methodist Church for 6:30pm.

December 21st
7:00pm “The Longest Night” – a very simple but special time of worship and fellowship for those who find this time of the year difficult.  Why not join us for a time of simple reflection and prayer and fellowship and food on the longest night of the year. This is open to all!

December 16th
Festival of Lessons and Carols at All Saints Church in Fosdyke at 6:00pm. Christmas Worship at Kirton Parish Church.

December 24th Christmas Eve:
A Crib Service for Children at Kirton Parish Church. 4:00pm.
The First Eucharist of Christmas at Fosdyke Church. 9:00pm.
Midnight Mass at Kirton Parish Church. 11:30pm

December 25th Christmas Day:
Christmas Day Family Eucharist 10:00am at Kirton.