|Snowclouds gathering over Kielder ahead|
The children opened windows on my Advent Calendar which told them the story of Mary and Joseph making their way to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. I then lit two candles on the Advent Ring, praying that the flames might remind us of God's love and peace.
I visited a Churchwarden with whom I discussed a forthcoming Carol Service, plumbing problems in one of the few churches which has a water supply, fund-raising and other matters. At the Rectory a family came to prepare for the baptism of two children. The evening was devoted to finalising the description of these parishes with the Archdeacon so that we can move towards appointing a new Team Vicar to join us in North Tyne and Redesdale.