An Island Christmas

These pictures from the church in the Spanish Mediterranean island of Menorca remind us that Christmas is a time for giving and on Christmas Eve a host of food parcels were distributed to people in need. It is a shared ministry with the Anglican congregation and the Roman Catholic Church of El Roser.

During the festivities children helped to re-create an ancient tradition with the Jesse tree linking the birth of Jesus back to its most ancient Old Testament roots

And on Christmas morning the church was packed with worshippers to welcome the new born Christ.