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Comfort and joy this Christmas from Holy Trinity

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For the first time in its 1000-year history, Holy Trinity Church (in Micklegate, York) will move its special Christmas services online. Each night from 29th November, it will light up the church to provide a beacon of hope for the city.

This year, for our Christmas campaign Comfort and Joy, we are fundraising for four York charities that support and reach out to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. It is during the time of lockdown that the most vulnerable have struggled the most.

The church will distribute proceeds from the Christmas Appeal between SASH, MySight York, Older Citizens Advocacy York and The Island. If you would like to donate visit https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/15022

Due to the uncertainty about gathering in person, to help us all celebrate Christmas, all of our special services will be held online or by telephone. We hope this will bring comfort to all, wherever they are, especially those who are potentially not able to be together with loved ones.

The services will begin on 29th November with a Carol Service and end on Christmas Eve with a Christingle Service in our own homes. We are encouraging people to collect their Christingle in a bag from the church ready to make for Christmas Eve.

Adam Kingaby-Daly, Churchwarden, said, “after a uniquely challenging year, we wish to bring comfort and joy to the people of York and beyond. In holding our most special services virtually and by telephone we hope to give something back to the city and bring hope in these dark days.”

Jenna Goodridge from SASH commended that “our work is only possible with thanks to our wonderful volunteers and community supporters like Holy Trinity Church”.

Ruth Potter, Charity Manager at OCAY, said, “OCAY have a wonderful team of volunteers who have continued to support OCAY and older people in York in these challenging times. We value their gift of time greatly. A big thank you to Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate for supporting us through their Christmas fundraising.”

Written by: YO1 Radio Web Team

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