Advent message from the Rev Manette Crossman, St Mary’s, Haverhill

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Advent is a strange time of the year. Those four weeks before Christmas often rush by in the hurry to get to the big event itself.

For many of us it’s a time of frantic preparations for the season’s celebrations, filled with planning, drawing up endless lists, shopping, buying presents, writing cards, baking, parties, and for some the busy round of carol services and nativity plays.

It can be a hectic time of worrying and overspending, and many may be tired of Christmas by the time it comes round. Surely this can’t be right.


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