In keeping with many of our services at this time of year light is an important focus. I visited our congregation in Fairhaven this morning (the White Church, so named because it is faced with white tiles and resembles an Eastern structure with its tower) and towards the end of the service the children came back in and helped to distribute Christingles to the congregation. Appropriately the candles were lit as we passed on the flame one to another, and then the lights were all turned out. On a wet and grey day the gloom was pierced by these small lights: a reminder of our calling to be bearers of light in the world, as in sending his Son to be the Light of the world so God sends us. May God bless you all in your celebrations this Christmastide. Andrew.