This year’s calendar means that Christmas Day falls on a Sunday. It is known as “a vicar’s Christmas” because we miss a day of services. The other consequence is that Low Sunday (The Sunday after Christmas) is on New Year’s Day, 1st January 2017. Our 10.00am congregation have been invited to St John’s for a joint benefice service, where Jane Eastall will preside and I will preach. Do come. This day is also St John’s patronal festival. There will not, therefore, be a service here at 10.00am on the 1st January but St Mary’s will hold communion services at 8.00 am (BCP) and 6.30pm (CW) on that day. Similarly, St Johns will close and join us for our Patronal Festival service in July.