The season of Advent has begun. Unlike Lent this is not a season of serious fasting but, rather, a season of joyful anticipation. The signs of the Christmas Season will begin to appear in our Parish Church. This weekend the Advent Wreath is in place reminding us of the four corners of the world; the four winds; the four gospels and the four weeks of joyful anticipation that lie ahead for us as we prepare for Christmas 2017. I am looking forward to celebrating this Christmas with you.