Early Christmas Presents:
Light in the Darkness : A Good Christmas
On December 8th the Tuesday group went to St Pauls Cathedral to hear The former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams of whom is now the Master of Magdalene College Cambridge ,
We were all very excited – the event was booked out, I gave in my extra tickets which people without where very grateful.
The talk was very inspiring, from the Carols he enjoyed to ones like Jingle Bells and away in a Manger to speaking the Virgin Birth , and comparing it to Elizabeth and the holy spirit through out the old testament , maybe the word Virgin is inappropriate , he explored the meaning Christmas , the darkness and strangeness of the story with the three kings , at the beginning of our faith as well as the message of eternal joy and hope he enjoys the whole celebration of the decorations and Turkey.
He suggested we think about some one we may have forgotten about in the last year and to care about our neighbours and in the middle east.
I bought a book and he signed it but I could not bring my self to ask him for a photograph!
Then on the following Thursday I had mentioned to friends I wanted to go to a good singing Christmas Carol Concert of ones we know and off we went to a Charity concert at Holy Trinity Brompton in aid of Childhood Berevement.
We had excellent eats and the church was not too full. Who should be singing but Tom Jones , what a voice – then Jules Holland playing the piano , Bear Grylls Reading on ‘Faith Wins’ and Tom Stoppard doing a Bible Reading the to cap it all there was the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaking ,
What an evening and week for the start of Christmas!