Seasonal Greetings, and welcome to the web page of the Elim Christian Centre, Glossop, Derbyshire, U.K.

Firstly, on behalf of the congregation here at Elim Glossop, may I wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas. We celebrate the festive season this year against a backdrop of fear and uncertainty following the recent tragic events in Paris and other parts of the world. We continue to pray for those who have lost loved ones, and for those recovering from serious injuries.

In the midst of this scene of fear and despair, we are reminded of the Christmas story, a story of hope, peace, and joy. The events of recent weeks serve to remind us of the determination of a few who seek to visit evil upon innocent people. Mankind is capable of supreme acts of kindness and goodwill, but also acts of barbarity such as those we have witnessed on the streets of Paris.

Shining as a beacon of light and hope is this great story of Christmas! This greatest act of love and compassion is none other than God intervening in the affairs of broken humanity, by giving His Son, Jesus Christ, to be the means by which real peace and hope can be found. My prayer is that you may experience this peace and joy that only Jesus can give this festive season.