Christmas is coming

I failed to mark properly the 300th anniversary of Charles Wesley’s birth yesterday. He wrote Hark the Herald – and my favourite ‘Forth in thy name I go’ Which is a favourite partly because of the words but more, I think, because it demonstrates my belief that the best stuff is written in monosyllables. Today we also brought the new diocesan website out from behind its veil. It’s very much work in progress but at least it’s up to date. And finally I provided some words for the Carol Service run by Perth Action for Churches Together in the Concert Hall. The words were closer than usual to the script – reflecting my continuing nostalgia for the days when I used to read Shirley Hughes’ ‘Lucy and Tom’s Christmas’ to our children.