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‘We’re dreaming of a BUSY CHRISTMAS’


‘I’m determined to lift everyone’s spirits’

Reverend Canon Rosie Harper, 65, is the vicar of Great Missenden Church, Buckinghamshire.

I’ve been a vicar for 21 years, and Christmas – while chaotic – remains my favourite time of year.

On Christmas Eve, I hold three services. The first is a crib service for children that’s completely bonkers – all the kiddies dress in costumes, then there’s a local Christingle service, with more children, oranges and candles.

One of my favourite services is midnight mass, when the whole

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