I haven’t lost my marbles

PUBLISHED: 09:13 29 November 2011

The Revd Alastair McCollum. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhv 8783-09-11TI

The Revd Alastair McCollum. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhv 8783-09-11TI


It’s the start of a new year in the church.

No, the Vicar hasn’t lost his marbles – the church year officially began on the Sunday just gone, Advent Sunday.

It’s the start of a new cycle of readings, a new set of church seasons and of the lead up to one of the most important parts of the church year. Christmas, of course.

Christmas is the beginning of the story of the church; though the big story began many hundreds of years before that with the history of our Jewish ancestors which starts in the book of Genesis.

The story of our Christian faith starts anew with God coming as a human being to share our lives and bring us life in all its fullness.

So we start again at Advent, preparing for Christmas and celebrating the new life God offers when we allow him into our lives. A happy, holy and blessed Advent to you all!

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