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Gorleston church puts on Christmas dinner 

St Mary Magdalene in Gorleston put on a socially-distanced Christmas Day lunch for those who would otherwise have been alone.

Around 45 people gathered at Peterhouse Church of England Primary Academy which allowed use of its building to accommodate guests within the Covid-19 regulations.

The Rev Matthew Price, vicar at St Mary Magdalene, told the EDP: "We felt it was really important to provide a safe place for folk who weren’t able to be in a Christmas bubble.

"We believe Christmas is about Jesus coming to bring light to a dark world, especially this year, and we hope that we were able to be an expression of that light for the people who came and who otherwise might have had a very dark day.”

He also thanked all the volunteers who worked hard on the day and in the run up to the lunch to make the gathering possible.

Pictures of the Christmas lunch by Rev Matthew Price. 

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Keith Morris, 29/12/2020

Published: 29/12/2020
Keith Morris

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