The Revd Tasha Critchlow, a hospital chaplain in London, speaks about the challenges of the past 18 months, adding: “Christmas brings people together in their desire to fight darkness and to find light.”
Kim Rowbotham, from Kettering, speaks about the challenges for bereaved people over the Christmas period, drawing through her own experience in losing her daughter.
“There is so much comfort and hope that I take from the Christmas story,” she says.
“Jesus came in to the world, this broken world, to give us a certain hope.”
She adds: “If I had to sum up Christmas in one word that word would be love.”