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Advent Calendar: 4 December

Our offering today is itself called Advent Calendar - poem by Rowan Williams, formerly Archbishop of Canterbury, set to music by Philip Ledger.


He will come like last leaf’s fall. One night when the November wind has flayed the trees to bone, and earth wakes choking on the mould, the soft shroud’s folding.


He will come like frost. One morning when the shrinking earth opens on mist, to find itself arrested in the net of alien, sword-set beauty.


He will come like dark. One evening when the bursting red December sun draws up the sheet and penny-masks its eye to yield the star-snowed fields of sky.


He will come, will come, will come like crying in the night, like blood, like breaking, as the earth writhes to toss him free. He will come like child.




Contacts

Vicar: Fr Tim Pike CMP

020 8686 9343  |  fathertimpike@hotmail.com

 

Assistant Curate: Fr Philip Kennedy CMP

020 3609 4184  |  fr.kennedy20@gmail.com

 

Parish Administrator: Mr Paul Shipley

020 8680 2848  |  michaels.church@btinternet.com

Address

St Michael and All Angels with St James

7 Poplar Walk

Croydon

CR0 1UA

Tel: 020 8680 2848

Address: 7 Poplar Walk, Croydon CR0 1UA

Phone020 8680 2848