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A Message from Fr Paul Seaman
 

Dear Friends,

'Follow the Star'

As from 2nd December there will be a star to follow in Pulborough which will take you to our village church of St Mary.  Many people in the village seem to look forward to the lighting up of the star on top of the church tower as it marks the lead up to the Christmas festival

In the church's calendar this season of preparation is called 'Advent' and marks  the beginning of another Christian year. The word 'Advent' literally means 'coming'. In this season we begin to prepare for the celebration of the coming of Jesus Christ into the world at Christmas time.

The star on the church tower can be seen from a distance as people approach Pulborough and reminds us all of the star of Bethlehem and of the light that drew the wise men to the infant Jesus. This light that appears in the darkness of these winter evenings gives us cause to look forward to much that Christmas will bring! Most importantly, the light of the star shines out in the darkness of these uncertain and potentially worrying times to point us to that light which remains unfading and constant; that is the light of God's love for each one of us.

In the birth of Jesus, God begins to make himself known to us in the clearest of ways, making it clear that we are each deeply known and truly loved.

Why not come along to St Mary's on the first day of Advent (2nd Dec) at 4pm for our special Christingle Service and maybe you will be the one with the golden ticket who will switch on the Pulborough star for us all this year?

May you all be richly blessed this coming Christmas !

With my prayers and best wishes,

Fr. Paul Seaman  (Rector of Pulborough)


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