Church News Ireland – December 22

+Image of the day – awaiting St Nicholas at Canterbury

+People and places
Omicron – Bishop postpones Installation Service as precaution
Your presence in church this Christmas is a sign of hope to all who can’t be there – Archbishop Jackson
Hope Rather Than Fear – A Christmas Message From Bishop Pat Storey
Cross-community carol service takes place at west Belfast peace wall
Tributes to the late Reverend Dr Gordon Gray

+Webinars, music, resources, broadcasts and books
Family Crib service Canterbury Cathedral Christmas Eve
Cappella Caeciliana – O Radiant Dawn
The Lord has come – Christmas Hymn piano

+News Reports
Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland on the recent NI Assembly vote on the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion
UK’s biggest carol services cancelled due to Covid
Archbishop of Canterbury says he was ‘disappointed’ to see picture of party at Conservative HQ
New Religion Editor is an exceptionally thoughtful reporter says BBC boss
Welsh village defies vandals with life-sized nativity scene

+Poem for today
The Innkeeper’s Wife by Clive Sansom

Click here – CNI December 22