One of the times when I still miss parish ministry. Why? Because as a bishop I miss the build up – and that takes all kinds of forms. I was away for various things in December. So I lost the rhythm of Advent, which is my favourite season of all. And I don’t get to do the unending round of Nativity Plays, Carol Services and Senior Citizens’ Christmas Dinners. So I’m liturgically parachuted into Christmas.
This year as usual, I enjoyed being part of the Midnight Eucharist in our Cathedral and on Christmas morning I went to our congregation at St John’s, Forfar.