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  • 11:15Choral Eucharist
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Keep the Spirit of Christmas Alive

Hope and faith are fragile. Hope and faith are fragile like a tiny baby, like the Christ child that we celebrate at Christmas. 

At Christmas we fill up on faith and hope, we rejoice in them as we rehearse the traditional story of the birth of Jesus. We listen to the timeless story of angels and stars, of no room at the inn; we hear again of the shepherds and the magi; of Mary and Joseph - the unexpected child, the bewildered father. We enjoy the nativity plays, the carol services, the feel-good Christmas movies, the excitement of the children, the glasses full of wine. 

But, how hopeful do we feel in January when we go back to work, back to school, back to our normal? What faith do we have left when the darkness and the cold begin to drag us down and we fail at the new year resolutions that we’ve just made? How long do we hang on to the magic of the story, the sweet sound of carols, the joy of the children’s nativity, the peace and goodwill, the feeling of Christmas? 

Our invitation to you is to ‘keep the spirit of Christmas alive’ - to give church a chance in the New Year: you are personally invited by all the clergy, staff and volunteers at Chelmsford Cathedral to come back for our Epiphany Service on the 5th Jan; or a wine and cheese evening to chat informally about life and faith; or to the Festival of Fun to mark the start of Lent. Come and see if faith and hope are possible in January and February and maybe even in March too. 

Faith and hope are fragile, if we are to give them a chance, we must nurture and enable them in our lives; this is your chance, come and join us again.

If you've loved sharing Christmas with us at the Cathedral, we would really like to tell you about what is going on next year.  Please sign up to our monthly newsletter to be the first to hear about all the wonderful things you can be part of at the Cathedral!

Family Epiphany Celebration, Sunday 5 January 9.30am

Finding Faith at the Cathedral, Sunday 12 January 6-8pm & Wednesday 22 January 7-9pm

Pancake Party, Tuesday 25 February 4-6pm

Keeping the Spirit of Christmas Alive

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