Exminster Methodist Church, Main Road, Exminster EX6 8BT
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Minister: Rev Ben Haslam, Telephone (01392) 256716
December Reflections Whilst celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas let's spare a thought for those saints remembered over the period. On 26th, Stephen, the first Christian martyr, stoned to death, and on 29th, Thomas à Becket, murdered in his cathedral because he dared to stand against the king. On 28th we recall Herod's slaughter of the children, and even St John, remembered on 27th, was living in exile.
It's sobering to think that we party in the shadow of torture and persecution, and maybe it can be a reminder to us to pray for those in today's world who similarly suffer, for little has changed. Think about Pakistan, think about Yemen, think about Syria - and you can add your own places to the list.
Wishing you a happy, peaceful and carefree Christmas. DL