Blue Christmas services offer space for those who struggle in a season of joy

Christmas time is a season of joy, but for many families who have lost loved ones or for whom Christmas reminds them of their hurt, it can be a difficult time of year.  Three of our parishes are this year offering “Blue Christmas” services as a way of allowing people to reflect and grieve, and to find hope in their struggle.

The Parish of Newlands-Paparangi will hold their service on Sunday the 10th of December at St Michael and All Angel’s Church, from 7pm.  You can access the Facebook event here.  Oroua Parish will hold theirs at St John’s Church in Feilding on Sunday the 16th of December at 5pm.  You can see the details on their website here.  And on the 23rd of December at 7pm, the Parish of Whanganui will hold their Blue Christmas service at Christ Church.