Madonna with child
The congregation I used to worship with has an annual Christmas carol service. It’s quite a beautiful service, a week before Christmas, and certainly the largest service for the year.

This is a pdf of last years’ service. It’s on the theme of hope.

carols 2004

At the beginning of worship we had an image of newspaper headlines showing, which gradually faded away during a reading from Isaiah, to reveal the above image. It’s a pencil sketch of the Madonna and child, found folded up in the pocket of a German soldier after he died in a prisoner of war camp in the second world war…