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Special 'Blue Christmas' service to be held for anyone feeling lonely

Ross Crawford 19th Dec, 2018

A SPECIAL ‘Blue Christmas’ service is to be held for those who find coping with the festive season difficult.

It’s aimed at anyone who may be missing someone following the death of a loved one or the breakdown of a relationship or perhaps trying to cope with job loss or financial difficulties or living with health issues that makes the future appear questionable.

“Situations like this can make Christmas painful for many people in the community,” said Rev Anne Smith, minister at Studley Methodist Church.

“A Blue Christmas Service is all about being aware of the needs of people, either within the church family or beyond the walls of the church, and providing them with the opportunity to reflect on both the issue that concerns them and also the hope that God can provide.

“We want to offer that hope to anyone who feels the joyfulness of Christmas is a little too much to bear.”

The Blue Christmas Carol service is on Thursday, December 20 at Studley Methodist Church, starting at 7.30pm, and all are welcome, regardless of beliefs or background.

For a traditional Nine Lessons and Carols, go to the Methodist Church on Sunday December 23 at 4pm.

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