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Church using online project to take its 'rightful place' during Christmas

by Tola Mbakwe

Com Church in the town of Dunstable has created an online hub called Christmas Town where businesses, organisations and churches can advertise their Christmas event on the church's website.

Pastor of Com Church, Julian Richards, told Premier: "The world has a festival that has Christ's name in it, the Church should be at the front.

"So we created this hub on our church website that everybody goes through. We started promoting it in our town and the council put all their events on it.

"It started to gather momentum and other people wanted to put events on it. So we created a place where people could just post their event, what their school is doing, what and what the college is doing, different people around that have got festivals..."

Pastor Richards told Premier it's important for the church to the centre of the community, especially during the festive season.

"When it's Christmas and Christ's name is there, we should be at the forefront of the celebration. And I think how the world does Christmas at the moment so materialistically and with a very selfish approach to Christmas, it's right that the Church takes its rightful place. If people see the Church doing its job and being the head of the community at Christmas time, I think it speaks volumes."

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