Most merciful God, for whose chosen handmaid and her Holy Babe there was no room in the inn at Bethlehem: Help us all by thy Spirit to make room for the Christ in our common days, that his peace and joy may fill our hearts, and his love flow through our lives to the blessing of others; for his name’s sake.
–Prayers for the Christian Year (SCM, 1964)
Attendances at Christmas services in England’s cathedrals has again broken records. A total of 135,000 people came to Anglican cathedrals to worship on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day in 2017 – an increase of 3% on 2016. @churchofengland @engcathedrals See https://t.co/RZxyzeeOfO pic.twitter.com/IPBnFcksBX
— Rochester Cathedral (@RochesterCathed) October 24, 2018