Christmas Unwrapped by Revd Peter

During the first 3 weeks of Advent, we will have an opportunity to prepare for Christmas by participating in this new course, Christmas Unwrapped, which I have been developing with some clergy friends for use around the country.

The course is based on 3 Episodes from my Film Series ‘In the Steps of Jesus’, which will be released next year with videos filmed in 15 different locations in the Holy Land. During Advent we will see the filming done in Nazareth and Bethlehem.

Hopefully this will give us all an opportunity not just to imagine what these places might have looked like at the time of Jesus but also to have a greater confidence in the essential historical authenticity of the stories described in the Gospels.

There will be two different ways of accessing this material:

  • In St John’s Church, Itchen Abbas, on the first 3 Wednesdays in Advent (1, 8 & 15 December) starting at 11.00am with coffee and mince pies.
  • On your own (without me!) in Study Groups at a time of you own choice – either in someone’s home or, if you prefer, by Zoom.

The second option may be attractive for those unable to join us during the working day. For this option, the Videos come complete with a set of Study Questions, so there is no too much work required for those seeking to lead a group discussion immediately after watching the video together.

Would you like to convene a Study Group (starting in the week beginning Monday 29 November)?

We hope that at our 11.00am meeting we will have some guests from other parishes in the Deanery.

Would you be able to join us too (on Wed 1 December)?

  • You can view the trailer above.
  • For more information please got to my website:

Let’s enjoy travelling together this Advent—from Nazareth to Bethlehem!

Please contact Beccy – to reserve a place or for more information.

Revd Peter

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