The rush to church at Christmas

The rush to church at Christmas

Having spent his ministry in Lincolnshire parishes, Neil Russell shares a few thoughts why the swollen congregations at Christmas soon fade away.

Christmas should lead us into the very heart of the Christian faith. We clergy get quite excited at the number of people attending our services and see those people as seekers after the truth. We live in hope that at least some of them will become regular Sunday worshippers, but once work and the daily routine resume, and the decorations are put back in the attic, church once again becomes irrelevant to the majority of those worshippers.

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