Rev Dr Rob Marshall, Priest at St John the Evangelist, Welwyn Garden City

London Bridge again. Many brave citizens ignored their fears to restrain the terrorist.

I know what you’re thinking, what we could really do with now is a good dose of religion. If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to make things better, it’s more religion. I really can’t think of anything that’s not made much better by adding religion to it.

Fortunately, it’s nearly Advent, and I’d prepared a whole lot of stuff to say about advent candles, and light, and the flickering scenes in gothic churches, traditional carols and prayers, the gospels, which I’m going to shamelessly shoehorn in while completely ignoring the motivation of a psychopathic religious nutter randomly murdering people on the streets of London.