What is the reality of COVID in Bethlehem this Christmas? “I found Peter’s presentation very moving and insightful” This was the reaction from Paul who joined one of the nine Advent zoom meetings being run by Peter Rand, Vice Chair of Friends of the Holy Land, alongside local FHL Committee member in Bethlehem, Laila Asfoura. The final sessions are at 7pm this Thursday 17th and Friday 18th. Why not spend an hour or so of your ‘lockdown time’ to hear how lockdown in Bethlehem, Gaza, Jerusalem, Nazareth and Jordan is so different to over here. Peter and the FHL team are in regular contact with their office in Bethlehem, their local Committee and partners. They have a deep understanding of the challenges and situation over there for our Christian brothers and sisters, which is seldom reported in the media. Just email Peter at [email protected] with your preferred evening and he will send you the specific link. Thank you in anticipation of your support for those in our Mother Church, as those in Bethlehem approach a Christmas like no other with no pilgrims, facing all the implications. Please remember them in your prayers.