He was little, weak and helpless
Tears and smiles like us he knew
And he feeleth for our sadness
And he shareth in our gladness
C.F. Alexander, 1848
This Christmas at St Saviour’s, we’re introducing a new service which helps us remember that the real story of Christmas is about God coming to us at night, in obscurity and in vulnerability – the God who made the heavens and the earth choosing to come close to us in our joys and our sorrows.
Perhaps the past year has been difficult or challenging, bringing you into contact with loss or illness or worry. Or perhaps you simply want some space to reflect in the busyness of late December; or you feel that a more contemplative atmosphere would allow you to experience the true story of Christmas in a new way.
Whatever the reason, whatever the need, or simply if you want to come along, you are welcome at our Longest Night Service. We hope that at this service you will find space and hope: the light which the Christ Child brings into the darkest night.
Longest Night Service: St Saviour’s Church, 7.30pm, Wed 19 December.