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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.
Special Dates For Your Christmas Diary!
December 24th Christmas Eve:
December 25th Christmas Day: