On Sunday night St Saviour's had its traditional Christmas Carol Service, using the Nine Carols and Lessons pattern that has been so valued in Britain over the last 100 years.
It was great to begin the Christmas season with such a traditional service, but being aware that the old story is forever new.  We were reminded that the characters in the Christmas story are not Disney creations, but real people in history – and that it was in real history that God became human and lived among us.  Even more encouraging, he is still with us.