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Getting Out of Prision

Friday 9 December


John the Baptist speaks from his prison. He hears rumours about Jesus and seeks   to find out more.

We are all in prisons of one sort or another. Some in a physical prison like John the Baptism, others locked in a prison of fear, of abuse, of pride, of envy, of gluttony, of     selfishness, of autonomy. But from within our prisons we hear about God, we hear about his  coming to us especially at Christmas.

Let us, like John, find out more about him. Read a book, study the bible, watch or listen to a religious programme. Let us clamour to find out more about “God with us” and then we will find the prison begins to loses its grip on us.

 Help us today and every day to worship you, to hear your word, and to place you in the centre, help us to share your hope with others. We   ask it in the name of the one who was born in Bethlehem. Amen.




Monday 15th December 2014

In an age of ‘Facebook,, ‘Twitter’, texts and so many social media experiences, a number of charities and other social awareness groups are reporting that loneliness and isolation are an increasing problem in society.

Do you know your neighbour? Just to speak to and to say hello or well enough to borrow/lend a ‘cup’ of sugar’? The Queen’s Jubilee gave opportunity for street parties and neighbourhood gatherings. These events gave a better sense of community; a feeling of belonging to many lonely people.

This Christmas if you sense someone who lives close to you is isolated, help break that situation. Make a Christmas card count. Don’t post it anonymously, knock on the door and hand it to them personally.

You may be their only human contact this side of the New Year.

Rev’d Canon Simon Moor, Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church