Lancashire’s Anglican Bishop, Rt Rev Julian Henderson, has issued his annual Christmas message to the County.
Bishop Julian recorded a video version of the message (full text also available in written form below) during a recent visit to Whalley Church of England Primary School in the Ribble Valley which was organised by Headteacher Richard Blackburn and the Vicar of Whalley, Rev Jonathan Carmyllie.
During his visit to the school the Bishop was entertained with carols sung by the Whalley Primary School Choir gathered in the school hall for the occasion.
The Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev. Philip North, has also issued his annual Christmas message.
Bishop Philip recorded a video version of his message in Burnley following filming of the annual Community Carol Service at Burnley Football Club. A full text version of the message can also be read below.
The video features footage of the carol service, which included choirs from many of the Church of England and Roman Catholic Primary Schools in the town.