The Twelve Days of Christmas extend into January. We celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th. Epiphany marks the culmination of the Christmas period for Christians in the Eastern churches and it is fitting that Lavenham Benefice is participating in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity soon after, from the 18th to the 25th of January. Christians across the world from Egypt, Syria and Palestine to Nigeria and China suffer discrimination and harassment, even violence. Please bear these brothers and sisters in your hearts and prayers.