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Bishop Martin's Christmas message

Bishop Martin's Christmas message

The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, focuses on the theme of the home in his Christmas video message, broadcast today on the Diocesan website www.chichester.anglican.org

Dr Warner recorded the short film walking amongst the shops, homes and businesses on Boundary Road, Portslade: “all life is here!” exclaims Dr Warner.

The Bishop acknowledges, as he looks around, that a lot of people go to great lengths to decorate the outside of their homes whilst Christmas is really about what happens on the inside.

Dr Warner also underlines the fact that more people go to church at Christmas because they want to “experience a very different type of home”.

He reflects on why carols are so popular and pinpoints the themes they invoke which reflect issues pertinent to life today.

You can listen to the message in full via this link here