Christ the King Parish has two churches, served by Fr George and our two deacons.
Christ the King Church is in Thornbury, BS35 1HA, and Holy Cross Church is in Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7DH
Advent - a time of preparation
In this or any other year, we all need something to look forward to. The word Advent comes from the Latin, “ad..venire”, which means “to come to”. Advent is that special time of year when we prepare and wait for the celebration of Christmas, the Birth of the baby Jesus in a stable at Bethlehem, and His Second Coming at the end of time. As we begin the Advent season, let us do what we can to prepare well through prayer for the birth of Our Lord. Let us turn to God to ask for the grace to grow spiritually in God’s grace and loving care; a grace that is patient, kind and gentle, a grace that brings peace and hope into all of our lives.
Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas. We who have so much to do, seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day. We who are anxious over many things, look forward to your coming among us. We who are blessed in so many ways, long for the complete joy of your kingdom. We whose hearts are heavy, seek the joy of your presence. We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light. “Come, Lord Jesus, into my heart, my mind and my soul and never let me be parted from you!” Amen.
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