Sunday, 16 December 2018

Carols by Candlelight

Pre-service tonight at St James
A children's nativity, great music from our musicians, the Canon Missioner for the Diocese on the bongos, wonderful  singing from a packed church and the Pearly King and Queen in the congregation, all got our Christmas celebrations off to a great start at St James with tonight's service of Carols by Candlelight.

In my sermon I recalled the famous words of the first man to walk on the Moon ('one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind') and then the words of Colonel James Irwin, the eighth man to walk on the Moon, who said 'God walking on the earth was more important than man walking on the Moon.

Irwin was spot on and that's why, two thousand years later, we still marvel that 'The Word became a human being and, full of grace and truth, lived among us.'

That is something worth celebrating, something to sing about.

With the Pearly King & Queen

Thank you to Matthew & Pat for the photos


  1. I may not be in the carol but my spirit is amid you breathens . The welcoming environment of the church can not be overstated, bravo Rev Gary & ur gentle radiant wife.
    Merry Xmas to you lots in Christ Jesus
    Miss st James Bermondsey community

    1. And every blessing to you Samsom at Christmas time