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This evening, I will be popping along to Carols in the Pub at the King George V in Brompton. No, I won’t be drinking alcohol, I think I had almost my whole year’s quota of that last night

Organised by St Mark’s Church, Carols in the Pub is not just an opportunity for me to get into the festive mood, but also (deeply personal sentimental comment alert) one of a number of steps I am taking to try to return to Christ after an extremely difficult year. To paraphrase Queen Elizabeth II, 2018 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure, for a number of reasons.

My annus horribilis aside, in preparation for this evening’s service, I present to you a more upbeat carol. Filmed for Songs of Praise, The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy tells of the story of Jesus’ birth, something I’m led to believe is somewhat important at this time of year.

But then, I’m hardly likely to be held out as a model Christian, so what would I know…

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