Dean Sarah leads this online service for all who find Christmas difficult. If you, or someone you know, struggles with the noise and manufactured jollity of the season, have terrible memories of Christmas or face anniversaries of loss around this time then this is for you. It is hard to feel like the only one who is not excited or having fun but of course that is the reality for many people and the world can feel an insensitive place at this time of year.

We hope that this time of reflection might offer a glimpse of what the baby in the manger really means for you and for all of us who must find our way through life in all its mess, sorrow and its darkness. 

Music: Pre-recordings from Hereford Cathedral Choir and Congregation, Laudamus te - arranged and performed by Alice Brown.