“Every Sunday evening we pass your church on our way back home after attending mass at St Paul's RC Church in Haywards Heath. We often unroll our windows to hear your bells ring. Tonight we were amazed by the star you have placed on top of the scaffolding on the steeple. What a hopeful beacon it is floating above the High Street. Even our 15 year old son was impressed. It feels like you have sent a Christmas card to the whole area announcing the joyful news of Christ's coming. Thank you. We hope you enjoy a happy and blessed and peaceful Christmas.”
The Star, now taken down, has caused lots of comment in the village and beyond. I am very grateful indeed to Stuart Silk and Ken Markham who braved the elements to set it in place. It has added greatly to our Christmas celebrations this year and has been a truly uplifting reminder of the coming of the one who is the Light of the World.