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Lancashire’s Anglican Bishop, the Rt Rev Julian Henderson, has backed the annual Christmas Starts with Christ campaign in a new video available on his Diocese’s YouTube channel.

In the video the Bishop speaks about the importance of remembering the true meaning of the festivities.

Video: The Bishop

Video: The Bishop

He encourages people to take time out from the festive rush to visit their local church for one of the many carol services taking place or for a Christmas service.

Christmas Starts with Christ is an ecumenical campaign which started a few years ago in response to surveys that showed fewer people were aware of the background to the Christmas period.

There is a website (www.christmasstartswithchrist.com) packed with resources for churches to use.

Bishop Julian said: “The Christmas Starts with Christ ad takes the viewer to the moment where Christmas began. Go and see it for yourself and if you like it – share it with friends.”