December 2020 Gazette

The December Gazette is full of festive features, and news from across the island, beginning with a moving advent reflection written for us by Archbishop Michael Jackson.

There is plenty to inspire some Christmas baking, with a selection of clergy’s favourite festive recipes and Rev Stephen Farrell tells us how his parish Zoom wine club has been a source of fellowship and connection for his suburban parishioners.

Grammy nominated singer/ songwriter Victoria Johnston tells us about how her faith plays an important role in her music in the big interview and how she has found new ways to connect with God during Covid-19 restrictions.

As Brexit looms closer, Neale Richmond TD, the Fine Gael spokesperson on European Affairs, writes about future cooperation on our shared island. And, Rev Gillian Wharton reflects on her experience as an ordained woman, as the 30th anniversary year of the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Church of Ireland draws to a close.

There are also the usual features including Mother’s Union News,  Diocesan Focus and news of appointments.

The cover of your December Gazette is designed by the winner of our Christmas cover competition, Isabella Neary, from Dublin and inside you will find a selection of some of the other wonderful entries from around the island.

All of this, and so much more, in your December Gazette.