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How to find hope in a year filled with despair

Finding hope in a year like no other

19 December 2020

9:00 AM

19 December 2020

9:00 AM

This year we might sing the words ‘Tidings of comfort and joy’ to one another with poignancy. ‘God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen’ differs from many other well-loved Christmas carols in one respect: despite being a hopeful song, it’s written in a minor key. There is a sense of melancholy, perhaps a touch of darkness; a feeling that not all is sweetness and light.

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The Church of England’s Advent and Christmas campaign this year is ‘Comfort and joy’. To explore reflections and prayers, and find in-person and online church services throughout Advent and Christmas, visit www.churchofengland.org

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