For the four Sundays of Advent we had Eucharistic Adoration in the church, on Sundays from 1.30pm to 5.30pm, finishing with Benediction. (Don't worry if you don't know what Benediction is, neither did I!) Suffice it to say that many people, wishing to deepen their encounter with Christ rather than spending the lead up to Christmas mired in consumerism, found the time to come to church and spend time in silent prayer before the Lord.

There can be few better Lenten devotions than taking time away from our usually frenzied schedules and sitting in the presence of Christ. However, to do this, we need to ensure that there will be someone present at all times. Therefore, for Eucharistic Adoration to take place, we must have all the slots on the rota filled. You will find it on the table in the church porch. If you have a spare half hour, please sign your name to one or more of the places on the schedule.