Hello Friends,

Christmas seems to have come round very quickly this year; people tell me that it is a sign of getting older when the years seem to just fly by!

This year, as every year, we will be looking forward to the coming of Jesus Christ as a tiny baby in that famous stable in Bethlehem. We are being asked to comply with new restrictions yet again. I know these rules are for our protection and safety and I would therefore urge everyone to comply, to keep each other and our neighbours as safe as possible. There are limitations on who can enter our homes and of course those of us who live alone will feel this quite keenly – and the question to ask is, “How can I use this time of isolation positively?”

The one thing all of us here in Spain are going to miss is our usual Christmas family get-together. On a positive note, think about this – we have all made it this far. Many of us have lost friends and loved ones, but we are still here.

It’s more important than ever to celebrate Christmas this year; not just for us, but for those who no longer have that privilege.

Sir David Attenborough said, “If there is hope that can come out of this pandemic, then that may arise from the whole world having experienced a shared threat and found a sense that we are all in it together.”

We are all experiencing a pandemic the world over.

Dates For Your Diary

December 14th at 7pm – join Rev Val Caffyn, on St Nicholas Church FB page, for a virtual Carol Service. There will be both traditional and modern Carols. Sadly, you will need to provide your own Mince Pies and Mulled Wine, but there will be plenty of Christmas Spirit.

Thursday December 24th at 10.30am – join Rev Val for a Virtual Christmas Eve Service on St Nicholas Church FB Page

A Message From Reverends Bill, Val and Mo:

During this Christmas Season May you be blessed with the Spirit of the Season, which is Peace.
The gladness of the Season, which is Hope.
The heart of the Season, which is Love.

Unfortunately, due to the continued COVID-19 restrictions it is impossible to hold services in Church. On behalf of all the congregation of St Nicholas I wish each and every one of the readers a safe & Happy Christmas and continued Health in 2021.

Chris Leiper