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Christmas
January 01, 2022
A Christmas Carol rightly attacked the materialism of old Ebenezer Scrooge, but now materialism is all that counts at New Year
December 26, 2021
Compliments of the season to all our readers. This may seem like an odd observation in the January issue of this paper, but it is correct. As Fr Richard Ounslow points out in his scripture column, most of the Christmas season falls in January. Properly, Christmas starts and Advent finishes on the night of Christmas
December 26, 2021
The last day is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on 9 January
December 02, 2021
“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents”, grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.” The opening of Little Women has had children nodding in agreement since 1869 and my generation at least was horrified when the secret present that they each received was a copy of Pilgrim’s Progress. Little Women begins and ends at Christmas, and
November 30, 2021
It was when I first saw Uncle John Harman’s black trousers protruding under Father Christmas’s scarlet robe that my world changed. Up till then I had taken it for granted that grown-ups did not tell lies. Those stories of Father Christmas coming down the chimney, of Father Christmas reading my carefully written yet impassioned pleas
November 30, 2021
As attacks on society’s most vulnerable proliferate, Christmas lets us glimpse the value and meaning of every human life
November 30, 2021
Why we should always believe in the mystery of Christmas
November 30, 2021
Coronavirus has made us all more aware of our mortality – and that’s a good thing
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